Iambic pentameters tend to give a piece a jovial feel to it, so from the beginning I was at a bit of a disadvantage. That said, the problem was with the rambling, philosophical exposition that came into play in the last third of the Tale.
That's been dealt with now and a suitable twist or two has been added to the story.
The rewrite also gives me the chance to submit to my PhD tutors a flawed piece of work, plus the repaired piece.
Anyhow, all's well that ends well, as my old chum Shakespeare would have said.
Below are links to my two Global Short Story Competition winners, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi, and my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment: