I think it is karma. Hot on the heels of my story acceptance, an email landed in my mailbox, saying thanks but no thanks. It wasn't as cruel as the stamp on the right but it stung a little. I had, to be honest, forgotten where I'd sent the story; I thought it was horror but I don't read horror stories much any more. Stephen King - because, well, Stephen King. The email was a form email and I will read the story again. Just maybe it belongs in a drawer. I could never bring myself to totally toss my golden words but maybe these aren't for the rest of the world. A little irony- I created an email folder for rejections and it's gaining a healthy number. I added the email from Hello-Horror, the magazine I'd sent my story to. In the email rejections was one from The Fieldstone Review. I had forgotten that I'd sent a non-fiction piece to them as well as my accepted story. I have a few stories that need editing before they can be sent home. Rejection from one place isn't the final word.
I've been married a long time and often write about everyday events.