Last night I picked up my short story titled “The Yoke” and gave it a fresh look. The editing process added roughly 500 words to the story and it stands at 6,534 total words with epilogue.
Current “readability” statistics are:
Passive voice sentences 1%
Flesch Reading Ease 85.7
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level 3.8
Not sure if it still needs another edit or not. Will probably revisit it in a few weeks and decide.