Originally Posted by Dr. Drib
I agree with everything you said, except one thing: The poster may have lost 'Time.'
Touche Don, though how much time is lost with a short story is hard to figure when the story is only 5,399 words long. That's about 21.5 pages if you figure that a page is 250 words, so maybe an hour assuming they read the complete text. Though I will grant you the point that there is no way to refund time that is lost.