Hey, I'm Marranda. I'm a few hours new and wanted to introduce myself. I would have done so as soon as I'd confirmed my account but my kid decided to go berzerk with my tupperware and so I had to step away to save the kitchen. I'm an avid reader, and I used to love writing short stories in high school, but then I graduated and joined the Navy. Being deployed on a ship, floating around, elbows deep in electrical equipment wasn't very conducive to creative expression. Or reading for that matter. But now my career is about to take a turn for the more educational as I am getting out and starting my first-ever semester this Fall- Yay me!- so I've found I have enough free time these days to get back into my short stories. I can't wait to start reading and responding, posting (bloggling?) and being critiqued! Hope to become acquainted with some of you!