Finally rejected by AHMM

Took them long enough... what, six months? I'd like to think my story made it to round 2, at least, but there's nothing about the form rejection slip to indicate that my story did anything but begin to compost in the slush pile.

I don't feel too bad about it, though, because it's a good story. I used to submit stories I knew were unfinished and kind of skulk around and cross my fingers and hope that they fooled the editors (don't laugh -- it's worked a time or two) and end up in the pages of a journal, adding no credit either to myself or the publisher. But The Black Temple is a good story. It will find a home.