Between the two services, 42 people have me on their friends lists; 19 of those have made journal entries since I posted the story. ONE of those 19 has made a comment.
I repeat: This is the first complete short story in MORE THAN TWO YEARS. As such, it MATTERS to me. A lot.
It's only about 2000 words long; I just read it aloud in 6 minutes and 45 seconds.
Please, PLEASE go back and read it, and tell me you have done so. You don't have to make any other comment if you don't want to, just say you have read it. And if you choose to comment beyond that, wonderful. Be as brutal as you seems appropriate, I won't mind.
But the silence is REALLY maddening, and I am far more than crazy enough already.