Hello, I come to the writing forum because I have always wanted to try my hand a writing short fiction. I love a good short story. Some of my favorite writers are Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, Edgar Allan Poe, Tim O'Brien, T.C. Boyle, and Joyce Carrol Oates. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just the ones that come to mind as I sit here typing, and despite the fact that some of these authors are dead, I am always looking for something new. My usual source for new stories has been the Atlantic Monthly's annual short fiction edition. I look forward to reading what others are writing and learning all I can from you. Thanks!