I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking, but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.
I still write the occasional short story, and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do.
I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly.
With 'Carousel' I had an idea and it all came out quickly.
In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter: probably because of its cohesive nature.