I have some things to fix in "The First Dunite Citizen", but it's all logistics at this point. I just need to make sure that it is consistent with "Heart of Flesh" and "Daughter of the Seven Seas." Other than that, the story is done. It also taught me a lot about Max and "The Vigilante", which I will incorporate in "Black Swan Origins: Nineveh."
The editors at Mindflights and Ideomancer have helped me fix the last remaining major flaw in my writing. When it comes to my short stories, I include way too much backstory. The editors at these magazines say that this information, while interesting, really slows down the plot. For that reason, I now include a mini "slash-and-burn" phase where I do nothing but cut out everything that isn't absolutely necessary. One of the editors at Ideomancer actually gave me this advice and I am extremely grateful for it.
Once I finish polishing "The First Dunite Citizen", I will return to "Black Swan Origins: Nineveh." It will be the "fill-in-the-blank" phase, in which I write important scenes to connect the gems which survived the "slash-and-burn" phase. It worked with "Black Swan Origins: Fionnuala", so I figure it would be a good revision strategy to keep.