How did I do? Well... I got myself a single point; that's right, one person voted for my story. But, in my defense, I sent the wrong story into this competition. There are others that I've written that would have been better, but this was the story I was working on at the time and I was really into it (that hot fever feeling you get when you're really enjoying what you're writing about) and so I sent it blindly, thinking: Oh yeah, I got this. This is the best story ever. I'll win for sure. Obviously, this was not the case and there were some very solid stories entered into the competition.
One of the problems I have: I'm an ambitious writer. I like to experiment in the realms of the surreal and the unusual; I really want to be original. I want to write creepy horror - tales of the uncanny. And, like most things I've done in life, my weirdness is my greatest strength and hindering weakness. In my striving to be different, I don't always hit the mark.
And it is important to read a publication before you submit a story to it. You may have a great story, but you're wasting your time with the wrong audience. So where do you send it? Where, pray tell, are your original and strange stories to be accepted for publication? Ah, yes, that is a question...
The most encouraging comment made about my story came from delph_ambi (Catherine Edmunds, Novelist and poet - check out her website; she has some interesting stuff on there - she's a little weird too...). She said: "Don't give up on Mickey's Walk [my story]. I really enjoyed that one and was surprised it didn't garner more points. But then I tend to write slightly weird stuff myself... I think you're right that it simply didn't fit this particular competition."
Thank you for the encouragement!
Keep writing. Research the market. That's all we can do.