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?

I try to moderate comments to filter out the trolls and weirdo. Your comments are welcome and opinion matter, but don't come here just to promote your content, and be nice, okay? Everyone is entitled to opinions. Alright, now go ahead, the comment section is your oyster. (I'm such a smarty pants)