But I hope more people like it. Because I want to stay a part of this writing contest. At the moment, I'm low on votes. I saw that and realized I'm a little more wrapped up in doing well at this than I'd thought.
I'm feeling a bit insecure -- aware it's a silly reaction, but noting it for the record. In the morning I hope to be bolder, and be OK with posting a "vote for my piece so I can stay in please" entry. Plus I'd be posting that in the morning when more people are likely to read it.