Tonight’s story went through, but not on the original posting. Again, like last night, the original posting was eaten by the digital gods of WordPress. Knowing their fiendish ways, I saved a copy of my story before posting. I then edited the unsuccessful post, pasted in the story, and updated. That did the trick.
It may just be on my end, but take caution, fellow writers. Protect them words. (I had to do the same trick with this post as well)