I am aware that a number of my regular readers are not, at present, able to be paying members of SOL, and therefore may not read the story I submitted for the contest. At least not until December. You guys are very loyal, though, so I feel kind of bad about that, and I'm going to post something in the next couple of weeks that you guys can read.
On the other hand, I also want to offer my thanks to all those who are able to read the contest story. I appreciate your contribution, since that's what allows all of us to read anything at all. SOL stands head and shoulders above any other site I've seen. Laz has the talent to create and administer the site, but you paying members give him the chance to do so.
I guess what it boils down to is: We're all in this together.