I've been posting regularly every Thursday evening for about 18 months. Finally finished my first story. Every week I would watch during the week and see how many times the last chapter had been downloaded before I post the next chapter. It'd be anywhere from 600 - 750 times after being up for a full week, and I'd think, okay, some people are reading this, good.
It's now Saturday morning, so my final chapter has been up for less than 36 hours. It's been downloaded nearly 900 times. What the hell?
Oh, well ... Unrelated, what's considered a 'flash' story length, versus a simple story? Reason I'm asking this is I'm working on my second story. I'm taking my time with it, but I can't see it being more than maybe ten pages. I just wanted to make sure I use appropriate tags and such.