Since I put up the "Conquering the Darkness" story, I've been practically inundated with mails and most of them were very kind. I really appreciate the positive feedback as it offsets the spiteful actions of the score-bombers, who seem to be out in droves lately with no more intention than to annoy authors.
It's really frustrating to read through twenty emails, all saying you much people liked your story and in the time you've read the mails, your story has been stomped back from a 8.25 score to a 7.9. Therefore I'll probably just ignore scores from now on and rely on what people write.
A word to those who vote 3 and lower. It is your god given right to do so, that's what the term 'free speech' is supposed to mean, but voting that low means the story must have seriously offended you. Perhaps next time you do vote that low, how about dropping me a line about what made you do that? After all I write my stories to entertain people, not to annoy them.