The story I posted yesterday was on the front page of dA today for a while - in the Undiscovered Section. (I'm never quite sure how that works. I think it's to do with the ratio of comments and faves to hits in the first hours after something is posted: a piece may have relatively few hits but if it's popular with the people who have actually seen it, it stands a chance of going into the Undiscovered Section.) I got a very nice comment from a gentleman I'd not been in contact with before, saying he'd sent a link to the story to his daughter, who needed cheering up. That's two of my favourite things really: I've got friends who read and comment on my work regularly but it's always pleasant to have a positive comment from someone who doesn't know you and is simply reacting to your work. And I love it when a reader tells me that they enjoyed a piece so much they read it out loud to someone else, or let someone else know about it.2.
A 55 word story I posted on Tumblr yesterday (I wrote it originally for Flash Fiction Month on dA) is up to 22 notes today ^_^ That's the most notes I've ever had on a story.
I'll put the piece here for your reading pleasure:
“I thought full stop didn’t feel like going because of her period,” whispered hyphen.
“Oh, no,” said semicolon, “that’s not full stop; that’s dot, one of the ellipsis sisters.”
Well, considered hyphen as he prepared to dash off, it had been a confusing story but now it seemed he’d be able to join the dots…3.
Er... There was a two for one offer on the margarine at the supermarket..? (Mine is not the most interesting of lives.)