Hello: Your story was interesting, but I felt that you focused too much on Gretchen being white--she's awful certainly, but I don't see why race matters there. That being said, I loved her focus on voids and how you ended it. Please try us again soon with another piece.Is it left unstated that the writer shouldn't get all mad at white people? Or if the person is awful it should not be an indication of her white-ness? Not sure. But interesting. I'm betting this was a young intern who wrote this note. Anyway, check out the author's in-depth reply to this rejection over at his blog. It's worth the read. Very interesting.