Character, Conflict, Complication, Point of View, Setting, Monotony ... Monotony ?
Give your [short] story a Facelift:
As advised by Margaret Wilkinson ...
'Don’t abandon your short story just because it’s been rejected a few times. If the idea was enough to inspire you in the first place, chances are it has the potential to inspire an editor or competition judge too. Perhaps all it needs is a bit of a makeover? If so, here are a few tried and tested tweaks to try.'
Check out her tips, see if they motivate you to tweak that story ...