Whenever I sell a story to the first market I send it to--which I don't, usually--I feel like yelling "slam dunk!" I don't know why, since the closest I've ever come to basketball is watching that Scooby Doo episode with the Harlem Globetrotters.
But...SLAM DUNK! I got the acceptance letter from Fictitious Force this morning. The story is called "Snow Magic," but that's such a terrible title that I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the editor asked me to for-gawds-sake change it.
I'm very proud to have sold a story to them at all, much less before it had been seen by other eyes (particularly since I usually revise every time I get a story back). I'll post as soon as I know what issue it'll appear in.