After writing hubs for a few months, I have found that most topics and articles are read by at least a few people. The trick is to be patient. At first, you are all excited about publishing a hub. More times than not, your hubs will languish and you will see very few hits. Also, take some time to read other hubs, answer a few questions and generally be active in the hubpage community. I try to visit my hubpage every day and read at least two hubs, leave a comment or two and answer a question or two.
Naturally, certain hubs get more attention but short story hubs are fun to write. As a writer you get to be creative, funny, dramatic, soulful or whatever you want.
I wrote a story about how I became "chef mancave". Performance-wise, it has been a dud but if you were to ask me, it is one of my favorite articles that I have ever posted.
I have had an idea chewing around in the back of my dusty ol brain for a few weeks about creating the never-ending story. Send me an email if you are interested.