True to the pulp rule that stories should be kept doing the rounds until they sell1, I got a rejection slip at 8 am, and by 10 am I had revised and sent the story to another publisher.
It’s a very short, quirky piece and should make me no more than fifty bucks, but that’s no excuse for it to be idle.
Run, little story, and please do your best to impress the editor!

I think it was Bob Heinlein who said that. 
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