A recent discussion in the Parthenon about reader?s posts that ?make author?s hearts sing? got me thinking about favorite readers? posts, and why we love them. A reprise of the same ideas on the ?Frustrations in Fanfic? thread, and an open wish that there could be a workshop on how to write good ones, got me thinking some more. First, let's get one thing straight: receiving a reply on a story is joyfully welcomed in ANY form (even a smilie to say you're reading!) by ALL authors (just check the ?Parthenon? thread if you don't believe me!) But sometimes? just sometimes? a reply is a creative tour de force in itself. I thought it would be fun to share such creative posts with a wider audience and to provide a kind of archive for them on this thread. Just to be clear, here are some very basic guidelines for submitting examples of inspired reader posts for enshrinement in the Reader?s Post Hall of Fame: 1. The submitted post(s) shouldn?t be your own. The author for whom it was intended should submit it ? the very author whose heart proceeded to ?sing? upon receiving the post ? with the reader?s permission, if you?re in doubt. It would be a courtesy to check with the reader first, after all. Be civilized. Ask whether it?s OK to post it here. 2. The most suitable posts for sharing here would be those that are intrinsically interesting and entertaining enough to be appreciated by a wider audience that might not know the details of the story. While we may not understand every detail or nuance of the post, if it?s a superstar ? serious, funny, philosophical, academic, heartwarming, inspired, heart-wrenchingly honest, silly, or a story in itself ? we?ll get the gist and be able to enjoy it, too. 3. By all means introduce these pinnacles of reader creativity by telling us a little bit about why they made your heart belt out a show-stopper with five-part harmony and full orchestration. All hail the readers/posters without whom all this writing stuff wouldn?t be nearly as much fun!