No need to apologize - you didn't know my background (I have an MFA in Creative Writing, although sometimes it's really hard to tell that, because I can be really non-creative at times.)
As for that short story, that was written when I was a wee lass in finding my "voice" (about 6 years ago) and is a bit of a departure from my normal plot/style. I don't really care about awards, I just want people to enjoy what I write and take something from it that is meaningful to them.
I've never been able to find a good fiction site either, but I've been workshopped to death, so even if I did I'm not sure I'd go running to it.
I read you wanted to be the next Dylan Thomas. He's one of my all time faves. I'd love to see if you are. By all means share with us!