Hello! My name is T. D. Fuhringer (my friends call me Teddy) and I'm a new member. I spent my twenties learning the craft of writing, even attended a creative writing course in college, but gave up due to family pressure and issues with my religion. I left my religion recently and my family no longer has a say in what I do. So I'm re-visiting writing. Getting started again is very hard, like working out after a major injury and a long period of inactivity. But I'm doing it. I enjoy writing prose and my favorite forms are novels and screenplays. I very much look forward to many positive discussions here with all of you. I'm particularly interested in the Science Fiction Short Story Contest being hosted here. Perhaps entering would be a good exercise for me. Thank you and best of luck to all! Teddy.