I did the same...i wrote a big long thing that took me all day. Tried to post it, told me to log in. Couldn't even save it. I was already upset about what I was posting, now I'm just done. I can't talk about it and apparently can't even post it on the forum...must be a sign.
Have you put a tick in the box that it is meant for above 18 years only? In such case you cannot find it in the ordinary list. It is placed separately. So search there and unclick in the box..So that you can see your story.. I had similar experience. Finally I could get it back.
I am sure you will get it back..
I don't bother with this place. I write my stories in a word processing program and cut/paste them to EP. (I have a back-up that way too)
What I do is write mine in an email and save it as a draft.hate writing a story then losing it on EP.BTW I was looking forward to reading your story..hope you write it again.
all you can do is write them and put them out and see who reads and comments on them.
that is fine it is best to write for oneself and no worry about others.I like that.
Facebook probably stole it, I would take it up with them. Probably call the police.