I personally do not like the extremely short stories. I tend not to bother reading anything less than five chapters as the ones that are less than that are often unfinished, or so poorly written that I struggle to get beyond chapter one anyway. I prefer a story with chapters longer than the minimum 2000 words too as the writer had time to develop a theme. However, I do understand that a writer may wish to put in a short chapter amongst the long ones for literary effect. I have read books before where one chapter = one word. But that one word is very well chosen to heighten the suspense! Maybe I donít like the fap because Iíve got a female mind!
Just have to preface this by saying that at the very moment as I was thinking of Skittleís stories, and Cresil, I ran across her post on this thread, lol.
My answer would be long, short, and everything in between. I prefer short and sweet to long and pointless, but I greatly prefer long writing if itís good. Honestly, and this may sound a little sexist, though I am a guy, I think about erotic stories in terms of female arousal. Story foundation, erotic foundation, then foreplay. Then moments and climaxes that (ideally) gradually build on and develop each other, both as stories, art, and highly erotic fap material, all together. Each climax should set up for and gradually flow into the next, not hurried necessarily, but intentional, and yet also surprising, and, of course, satisfying. But also achieving a new level of tension upon the current resolution. And, ideally (again), each new climax, since itís built on all the ones previous, should reach similar or greater heights, though not necessarily in every way or at every time. And certainly, there is room for longer and slower development with subclimaxes in between.
Not that any of my stories have every achieved that, lol. But hereís to tomorrow!
Aquarius64: I personally do not like the extremely short stories. I tend not to bother reading anything less than five chapters as the ones that are less than that are often unfinished, or so poorly written that I struggle to get beyond chapter one anyway.
It seems many other people think like you, because my one long story got ten times as much attention that the shorter ones. Even though I now decided to write many short but finished stories instead of one long one. I have several other plans for short stories, which are designed to be short but finished. But it seems there is not much interest in this genre around here...
Take a look at the typical 2000 char intro chapter with horrible spelling and grammar, full with cliches (starting with a name, height, weight and job/studies as the first sentence, but no other characterization following it), where nothing ever happens besides the main character to start stuffing inexplicably, then it all ends with a promise that more chapters will be coming (not forgetting to add that promise to the title). This will gather a lot of views, likes, and encouraging comments to add more chapters.
On the other hand, a 10k-20k fully finished 10-minute story will get at best a lukewarm reception.
So it seems (with notable exceptions) most people will favor a simplistic fap-material instead of literature.