The man, the myth, the legend....
...is probably not here. This story, and author's career, started during a mental break at work. Sitting down to excise the frustration at his job, TinyPrancingHorse - aka TPH wrote a single one-shot story chapter on a Reddit message board, and walked away.
An hour later, it had 80,000 views. The next chapter - same day, no prewriting, of course - ended up at 70,000+ views. Chapter 3? 60K.
...and so, on a throwaway Reddit account, born out of frustration, with no idea where the story would lead and no planning whatsoever, the cutest science fiction story was launched.
Come on in, give it 5 chapters. You'll love it.
They Are Smol
They Are Smol takes place in the near future after a disastrous first contact and the subsequent accidental invasion of Earth. Humanity is on a rapid uplift schedule, partly because our alien neighbors feel guilty, partly because having another allied species is a boon all around, and partly because it took us something like 150,000 years to learn how to plant grain.
…look, nobody ever said we were clever. Humans, as a whole, oscillate between abject fear at the otherness of our neighbors and the frustration that they keep putting everything on the top shelf.
Together, we go on adventures.