Whilst my aim here, first and foremost, is to receive criticism of my work, I would like to make it clear from the very beginning that I will not tolerate comments regarding the authenticity of my name. Patra Felino is the name I was born with, and accusations that it is some kind of fake-sounding pseudonym that a two-bit crime writer would come up with whilst deep in his cups will incur a scathing and sarcastic response that will haunt your dreams and make you have to sleep with the light on. Even if you’re really hard. Joking aside, I was browsing the internet today, looking for a place to post some stuff I’m planning to write, and I got to this place and liked what I saw. Looks to be well thought out, there are rules which look like they mean business, and the 14-day- and 2-critique-minimum may initially frustrate but seem like a great idea on reflection. I was standing in the kitchen the other day and was suddenly seized by a fierce and inexplicable desire to write a short and cliché-filled story about a maverick cop*, so that’s why I’m here. Started today, 500 words in, no real idea when I’ll get it finished. Love reading and writing, and hope to do lots of both on this forum. Peace. *He’s a loose cannon. He doesn’t play by the rules, but he gets the job done.