I received my 24th acceptance of the year this morning, and there's a story behind this story.
I originally wrote it for the confession magazines, from whence it was returned because it was too "hot." I revised it by amping up the heat a little and sent it to the editor of a series of confession anthologies, where "confession" has a different meaning than it does at the magazines.
Yesterday, the anthology editor asked for a slight revision--amping up the heat even more in the, um, climactic scene--but she wanted to finalize the contents of her anthology today, so could I turn it around quickly?
I said I could, I did, and this morning I awoke to an email telling the revision was "perfect."
I live for those emails.