Just sold a story that was inspired by a Steve Eley intro -- it was for Pressure
. Won't reveal the market until I sign the contract, but after four years of revising and re-submitting, I'm really glad I sold it. And proud. It's one of my favorites.
Of course, it's also been cut down by more than 4000 words from the original; maybe someday, when I have a short-story collection published, I'll include both the original and the published version.
As soon as I sign the contract and get the okay from the editor, I'll pass on the good news like Chris Griffin does to Mr. Herbert.