I'm presently working on a longer version of Witchery Afoot. I'm not sure how long it will be when I'm finished but it shouldn't take too long since I'm rewriting and adding more than anything. Usually I don't have a set word count predetermined when I start to work on a story. I can only tell you that it will be longer than the contest length piece with much of the same story line. Hopefully, everyone will like it that reads it.
The present story that is in the contest has attracted a lot of readers from all over the world. Over 1,000 have read it in fact. If you would like to see the basis for what I'm rewriting here is where you can find it: http://www.erikamszabo.com/apps/forums/topics/show/8083307-witchery-afoot-by-brian-bigelow
The shorter version is also in The America's Next Author contest as of today. Please stop by and vote for the story. http://www.ebookmall.com/author/brian-bigelow