And hey, I'm a writer -- if I want something done, I can have a character do it. So I dropped a time traveler in the appropriate time and place, and had him dispose of Mr. Hearst.
But what would happen next?
Well, he couldn't go home; killing Hearst would have altered history, and our man would never have been born. So he's stranded in the 1890s with a head full of history and a Colt revolver -- what would he do?
From there it was easy.
I wrote it, sold it to Asimov's, and there you go. Oh, and I included it in my collection Celestial Debris
I was no fan of Milosevic, but honestly, I couldn't quite see how he would have been around and findable in the altered timeline I described, so I said no.
I never heard anything more from Slovenia. Sometimes I wonder whether I made the right call on that one.
That's it; here's your list of handy exits: