It has been almost ten years since I've wrote anything with any seriousness - often scoffing at the notion and frantically pressing the delete key when I did. Fortunately I came to the conclusion that the best course would be to read the works of others, critique them, and in helping others to improve would thus improve myself. So it is that I happened across this forum and seeing as it appears a rather welcoming place I do hope to stay awhile. I only ask to receive the same honest and constructive feedback as I hope to provide. Perfection is not instantaneous but practice is the road that leads to it. Thank you and happy writing.