Turkey City Lexicon: “The Grubby Apartment Story”

According to the Turkey City Lexicon, a primer for SF workshops, a “grubby apartment story”  consists of:

 Writing too much about what you know. The kind of story where the starving writer living in the grubby apartment writes a story about a starving writer in a grubby apartment. Stars all his friends.

And I’ve just found another prime example of this sort of thing in my slush. Le Sigh.