I do not remember having stories distributed long after publication (after the 10 days…not sure if the 10 days still holds).
Some photography for example were distributed immediately. Like almost too quickly.
I heard stories about stories (lol) being distributed after 6 months…
I think my Language Learning one is too short… 3 min. I am obviously biased but I think it is very good.
You are right, hope is the last one to die. I suppose it dies quickly of the only action is hope (hence this story to my Curator).
Wouldn’t you want to meet yours?