Well, after a number of rejections and rewrites, after more than one "close, but not quite", my horror short story "Those From the Shadows" has been accepted for publication in the the January 2014 issue of BETE NOIRE. Not only was it accepted, but it was accepted with praise:
"It was editors favorite, and we have to say THANK YOU for putting a new spin on vampire lore. It was a beautiful piece."
YESSSS!!! That's the sort of response I like to see. And it looks like the roll will roll on into 2014.