Greetings, everyone. I have been looking for somewhere for quite some time to share my somewhat random writings and musings, and have decided to give this forum a go. Honestly, I have to say that I am more than slightly apprehensive about sharing my work here, mostly because there are SO many people and I have really not shown anybody any of my writing before. I absolutely love to write. I have never been fortunate enough to have taken a creative writing class, or even any post-secondary writing class' at all, but I was brought up in a house where reading and writing were paramount. Being brought up in that mindset, I was given what I believe to be one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child: A love for the written word. I mostly write fiction, in the form of short stories in both present and sci-fi themes, as well as a small amount of fantasy. I have always enjoyed writing poetry, although honestly I have read very very little poetry other than mainstream authors. (Poe and Frost are two of my favourites. Very different, yet both striking.) While growing up poetry was not exactly discouraged, but neither was it focused on. Like I said though, I have never had any sort of training or teaching of any kind... So we'll see if what I come up with is actually halfway decent.