JavaJoe I re-read my own stories. I can justify it by proofing (I guarantee I find at least one error on re-reading). Some of the old stories have slid so far out of my memory that I'm surprised to find that they're better than I recall, and quite erotic.
The more recent ones, like Cabin Fever - maybe especially Cabin Fever - are so much fresher in my mind that the reaction I get is very different. I don't read the story as much as I relive the feelings I had when writing them. I find the buildup of arousal in Cabin Fever very exciting, not so much because the story is effective (it might be, but I'm too close to know) but because the feelings I was trying to convey are exciting.
My favorite section is where he's kissing her boobs through the shirt. Her reaction is so much more than she'd bargained for that his is too. At least, that's what I was trying for, and in the feelings I recall, that's the part of the story that seems the most intense. Not the later mutual sex scenes, but the excitement that grew too much for Logan to contain.
So I guess I also feel a spark, but it might be a different one.
(Update: I scrolled to that part of the story while writing this reply so that I could be sure it was fresh in my mind, and as I always do I found a proofing error right there. "She chuckled as she rolled off him. Her fingers absently pulled her tree back into place." I wonder how, exactly, she's wearing the tree?)
When I re-read "Bonds of Friendship" I get a very different feeling, because to me the core of the story isn't the erotic content, but the romance. (Though I think the erotic content is stronger because of the romance.) I realized recently that the whole of "Bonds" in all chapters has a word count that's 50% of a normal romance novel.
So you can probably guess what's going through my mind now...