I bounce well - ask my husband ;)
Seiren Shadows has been subbed to Little Death this morning, because I don't take "No" for an answer. I have a list of places that want short shorts, as it is now, plus some that want them around 4-5K. If I can't get the piece published as is, I'll extend it and try again.
In the meantime, I have a M/M erotic novel to write.