Well, it seems I went about all this a bit backwards. My thanks to Cogito for helping me out and pointing me in the right direction. In my early 30's, I've now been seriously writing for slightly over 5 years. In that time, I've written over 100 short stories (many of them pure garbage) and collected them into two anthologies, each one containing 32 tales apiece. As I am self-publishing, I often find ridiculous mistakes and errors much too late. While I have a brother with a BA in English Education who aids me in more technical matters, I hope to get some esoteric advice and opinions on things like plot, characters, pacing and theme. My work is mostly that of "Mythic Horror" and "Dark Modern Fantasy." While I've been concentrating on novels the past year and a half, I believe it's time to return to the short story. I've been active on multiple other like-sites in the past, so I hope to do my best here in regards to reviews and critiques. I'm much better at analyzing stories as opposed to something, like, poetry. Chances are I'll be lurking in the horror section most times. I welcome any and all comments on my work; feel free to be as brutal as necessary. All things add to my developing as a better writer. What else? Ummm... I survive pretty much on a massive quantity of Cigarettes & Coffee. I have two cats that are currently plotting my doom. I dropped out of Art School and now find myself FAR more fulfilled by the Written Word than I ever did by Visual Arts. No matter when you read this, I'm probably sitting in front of my computer and listening to some pretentious Post-Rock band.