The Real Reason Short, Online Love Stories Are So Popular
Diversion, is the single most important reason people read love stories or any stories for that matter. The keywords: short story and love stories reaches the one million mark almost every month. The popularity of these two words lets us know, that not only are Americans, but in many other countries as well, are looking for delightful diversions, in which to escape for a short amount of time.
Playing online games and adult entertainment are two other, extremely, popular online diversions. However, its much harder to play games on your computer in the work place, then to print out a short story to enjoy while you sip your coffee. A short, quick, pick-me- up story, is suitable at almost any time. Just click print, walk to the printer, pick up your delightful diversion. Return to your desk and “escape” for 10 minuets or so. (Many of the love story sites have mobile capabilities, so you read on the go)
Escape into the lives of someone else, who is having a harder time in life then yourself. Escape into the life of a really short love story with a message and a little lovemaking to remind you of that special someone. That’s what short, online love stories are about, a delightful diversion.
Escape. That’s why we read love stories and short stories in the first place. A way to help us cope with our own lives. It’s really funny, how after reading a short story, our minds open up to possibilities and options in our own life, regardless if it’s how to write a report on our job, or how to handle an indifferent teenager at home, or keep our spouse’s interest.
Reading about the personal lives of others, gives us an opportunity to take our minds off of ourselves, and think about someone else’s problem(s), if only for a very short time. And most times, this is all it takes to help us with our own small problem, compared to the character, in the story.
Short stories are almost always written about a unique character, who has a unique problem, which has to be resolved. This is a successful formula for a short story and a successful diversion for most people. Wondering how the character will resolve his or her problem, gets our own creative thoughts flowing.
Regardless if we are happy or unhappy with the outcome of the character in the short story, if we took the time to involve ourselves in someone’s problem, it gives us more strength to deal with your own problem(s).
Sandy Ingram, the e-Publisher for Xica’s Love Stories.com helps readers to work through their own problems by providing a delightful diversion of short stories and love stories. Each month a new story is published at; http://xicalovestories.com and readers are able to browse (free) the site for stories which interest them. Recently the site has added short videos summarizing the story, to help readers determine their level of interest.