This is the story that I *thought* I submitted for Q4 2008 (which ended Sept 30, 2008), but due to a post office mixup it didn't get postmarked until October 2008 and thus became a Q1 2009 entry. Lesson to be learned: mail things earlier than the last day.
That makes four Honorable Mentions in a row! And while I'm very pleased at the consistency, I also think it's time to do my best to take it up a notch. My Q2 2009 entry is already at WOTF (a side effect of the above mailing mixup, but with my approval). So I have until end of June to write something that is stronger, deeper, better.
And you better believe I won't wait until the last day to mail it.