Why is making your first post on a forum always nerve racking!? My name is Abbygale. I'm a middle-aged woman who has not written anything in about 25 years. I've been bit by the bug again and thought I'd try my hand at crafting a short story or two this year. Also, my consumption of reality TV has reached critical mass, so I thought it best to replace that hobby with a more productive one. I probably won't be posting much till mid-year, because I have no natural talent or formal training and will need to read a whole lot of critiques before I attempt to offer one myself. But, I just wanted to introduce myself. So, howdy! Looking forward to learning though this forum.