I think most of the creative writing (fiction, poetry, essays) published on HubPages is read by other HubPages members, usually those that follow the writer or the work is shared with a member's own HP followers. Some creative writing is also shared through links on social media.
However, people using search engines are usually looking for information that can be found either in an informative or "how to" article or on the website of a company selling a product they need. Although I've been reading voraciously all but the first four years of my life, I never try to "Google" a short story. If a story contains keywords, either in the title or body, that match a searcher's words, he or she might open it, but it's doubtful the creative writing would be read by someone looking for helpful information.
I think most of us who publish creative work (fiction, poetry, essays) on HP do so for it to be read by other HP writers and to get their feedback. If you want true critiques of your work, you will have to join a writer's group to get it. I've found that, while HP writers will give you positive feedback--even specific comments about what works, it is rare that someone makes a critical remark or points out something you should change. I think this is because (1) most HP writers do not want to discourage other writers, especially newbies, and (2) I've read comments by many HP writers that they don't want critical reviews of their own work.
So...if you enjoy creative writing and want an outlet for it, mcbel, HubPages is a good site where other writers will read your work. Many will vote and leave feedback in the form of clicking on one of the adjectives listed. Others will comment, and what they say may be helpful or just make you feel good. Either way, you will have written and put it "out there" for others to read. That's a step in the right direction for a serious writer.
P.S. You might also check out the online writing community www.booksie.com as a potential site to post your creative writing.