It was a fun and refreshing read, Ré, different than most of what I read on Medium and certainly different from what I typically read from you. Your character development was excellent. Thanks for letting me publish it on W&W.
Attention spans tend to be short on Medium. Even a longish poem is passed over. Only articles on current trends or tech, writing how-tos, and long listicles get attention but stories, not so much.
There is a new literary publication on Medium that might interest you:
An invitation to be a part of Literary Impulse — a literary magazine
For its inaugural edition. Inviting poems, stories and creative non-fiction.
They are looking for writers.
We have a new writer here on W&W, Chris Alleyne, who writes poems and stories. If you haven’t read him, I suggest you do. His stories are gripping and a little scary!
I am always pleased to publish what you write, Ré! I hope you realize that you are one of my favorite writers on Medium ♥