I've paraphrased a question put to me recently by a reader: "What's Its Purpose?"
He didn't exactly say that in his response to one of my stories but that's how I interpreted it. It made me wonder: Why a story, Why I write and simply just Why?
I have many answers to that thought.
I guess I've been writing for over 20 years ... even longer. Perhaps ever since I took a creative writing course in high school.
I have to admit the longest of my efforts have not been published. My earliest and unpublished novels definitely rival some of those I've put on SOL for length.
So to answer the comment the reader made, I do it for me. Selfish, but true.
I enjoy writing as it mentions in my profile. For me, the point of writing is self satisfaction.