Several years ago, George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois asked me to send them a story they could use in what turned out to be a bestselling anthology, Rogues. I sent them a story titled "The Inn of the Seven Blessings," which introduced Raffalon, a thief in a Dying Earthesque Old Earth. I decided Raff was too good a character to waste, so I began writing more stories about him and sold them to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. I later self-published them as a collection: 9 Tales of Raffalon, available as an ebook and POD paperback.
I've now posted "Wearaway and Flambeau," the first Raffalon story I sold to F&SF.