Here's a double entendre for you – while I'm enjoying time away on a family vacation in Barbados, White Cat Publications bought and published my flash fiction story of the same name. It's live already and can be read here:
"Time Away" is one of the first stories I've ever written and it has been submitted to a whole bunch of magazines before, with varying results – from form rejections to "very close, we loved it, but it isn't the right fit." Persistence is key though. Heinlein once wrote that you should keep submitting your story until you run out of markets and, in this case, my perseverance paid off with a sale to a very nice new market. So don't give up on your stories too quickly, they don't generally have an expiration date!