Love is not enough

Last week I got the nicest rejection note I've ever received for a story submission. The piece, the editors wrote, "has a measured, thoughtful strangeness that we found instantly engaging." (They still didn't think it was a perfect fit for their publication.) I noted a certain similarity between this and a comment I received about my story in the anthology You Are Here, which the editor found "strangely satisfying." Apparently my brand is Strange.