Columbus Day is a short story I have been working on for 8 or 9 months now. I have sent it off to a few online magazines and got close evidently because I got the rare editor feedback from two of them.
I have shored it up, pared it down. and taken most of their suggestions. But I sought out an experienced fellow author (published) who also serves as an editor. He went through the story and had only one suggestion relating to story and around 20 or so corrections relating to typos, words, etc.
I made one minor change at the end roughly according to his suggestion and fixed all of the word issues.
Now, it goes back out. Once I research some appropriate magazines for this kind of story.
And I believe it will be picked up this time.