Well, it is official, Analog did not take my story “Sensu Learns a Lesson” a story about an alien that learns what it is to be human. It saddens me to be yet again rejected, but at the same time I am glad to finally find out one way or another about the story. Now I don’t have to pull it out of the collection I am putting together called “Mystics and Misfits” for which you have seen the cover. The collection is over 12,000 words so far and I am currently expanding a short story titled “Lepidoptera”. I do not think it will reach the ambitious goal of 40,000 words I had set earlier but I am hoping for 6,000. Currently, I am at 3,952. With this story I will reach 18,000 words with many more stories to adjust and expand. What a journey it has been. On another note, I am far along in the making of a book cover I promised a friend some time ago.