And this one stung, a little. It was a bounce back for the Apex Halloween Short Story Contest. Alas. I think, thick skin or no, the fact it was a “contest” (I am ever so competitive) is where the twinge of pain, comes from. I know, I know, logical me reminds irrational me that EVERY TIME YOU SUB SOMETHING IT’S A DAMN CONTEST, but irrational me remains irrational.