I wrote a story and submitted it to a magazine.
It was rejected.
I took a look at it and changed a single line of dialogue in the ending.
I submitted it to a different magazine and it was accepted.
Things I will never know: Whether the first magazine would have accepted the story if I had changed that line before sending it to them. Whether the second magazine would have accepted the story if I had not changed the line.
Thing I do know: The story will be out in the spring.