Hello everybody! Guess I'll cut to the chase... I have become a member here to see if I actually have any fiction writing talent. Becoming a published fiction writer is pretty much what I want to do with my life. I've been an Army journalist now for about 10 years, before that I was combat arms as a Cavalry Scout. The time is almost upon me to reitre from service and move along, back into gen-pop! Family, friends and co-workers who have read some of my stuff say it's good. But, I figure this would be a good place to have my work torn apart so that I can rebuild it into something that folks would actually want to read. With that said, (once I've met the prerequisite 20-ish posts/critiques) I will post some inprogress work for the forum masses to read. Thanks for having me; I hope that I can put some of my journalist abilities to work here for the benefit of everyone. Cheers!