Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it. The main reason I wrote this was to practice creative writing—and the Forum contest seemed to be a good place to do that. This is the first time I tried writing short stories—the only other creative writing piece I’ve published anywhere is this one, which I also wrote for the Forum contest: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/sGTHctACf73gunnk7/creative-writing-contest-the-legend-of-the-goldseeker
I hope that helps!