The Hoarder's Daughter, I took it to heart. It was posted back in March, but it has stayed with me, making me feel like a failure as a storyteller. : (
I recently had to do a very long, boring household task that took 9 or 10 hours. Guess what I decided to have on in the background while I completed said task? Nine or ten episodes of A&E's HOARDERS. After that, I revisited my manuscript.
You know what? I don't know what the Amazon reviewer who spewed such negativity wants from a short story, but what I had written was pretty true to reality. (And I had done considerable research before I wrote the story. While I have never lived with a true hoarder, I have lived with a person
who had hoarding tendencies, so I could identify with the adult
children as portrayed in the TV show.)
If you've already purchased a copy of The Hoarder's Daughter through Kindle, Nook, or Smashwords, you can download a new version for free. (I'm not sure about Apple, Kobo, Sony, etc. And it might take a few weeks for Smashwords to distribute the new version to those places.)
If you haven't yet bought the story . . . what are you waiting for?