Sad day: Monday I received a rejection from Copper Nickel who I enjoy ever so much. They were, at least, kind, saying they enjoyed reading my story and found the writing strong and hope they'll read more of my work soon, which sounds slightly personal and not entirely like a form-letter to me. The strange bird of a story to which they responded to this way was "Before We Pass this Way Again." For the sake of making this post more interesting I will tell you that this story was inspired by Cat Power's song "Silver Stallion" and the movie The White Mane. Most of my stories don't have a real starting point, but this one did. So there ya go.