Do short stories work?

As a reader, I love short stories.

As a writer, I find it difficult to write.

As an opinionated person, I also feel that there are few, very few people who like reading short stories.

I have a series of one star reviews owing simply to the fact that the reader wants a longer story.

It makes me wonder, do short stories work?

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