Thank you for your emoticon. I've received a surprising number of emails, though it's a small percentage of the story's readership. Even your quick thumbs-up brightens an author's day. Thank you to all who written to share their feelings.
Those who've not liked the story, or not liked it very much, haven't written yet. I'm trying to become a better writer, so as long as it's honest and constructive I would like to hear about the negatives.