....Hi? This is always the most awkward thing about joining a new forum; some people come along armed with an attempt at a witty (sometimes overly extravagant) greeting whilst others simply like to make their peace and leave. Preferably, I'd like to be one of the latter although I'm acting more like the former the more I type... I really don't mean to. That's just me all over, I always have a certain intention to be, act or do something in a certain way and then, BOOM, I've suddenly grown 3 horns and prancing around a rose garden like a deranged giselle. Novels are currently my thing and I've never really touched on short stories so I can't make any comment there. Although, when I was younger I did dabble in a bit of (wait for it *cringe*) Fan-Fiction. Now I know to some of you more die hard writers may instantly dismiss me for being a "fanny" but I promise I've got plenty to offer. Aaaaaaaanywaaaay, I'm rambling - again - so I'll finish off with a quick thanks for reading and if you made it this far then please somewhere in your reply - fingers crossed you have one - include the word "Phalanx"? Danke! Ciao for now!