I believe in the fantastical.
It started with comic books (12¢/comic). I was taken to places, ideas, heroics, and even though I didn't know it then, I gained knowledge of sequential storytelling. I engulfed Tom Swift, Jr. and other juvenile adventure and science fiction books. I saw just about every Horror/Science Fiction movie that played at the Earl Theater (around the corner) and Saturday mornings/early afternoons B movies on TV. My mother didn't think there was anything "off" by letting me watch 1963's The Haunting or Hitchcock's Psycho. My distrust of birds came from watching a movie about them. Can't put my finger on the title right now. But, birds...ugh.
I wrote, and I wrote some more over the years. Became the Associate Editor for the DW Clinton newspaper, followed by writing for the school literary and poetry magazines. I wrote the copy for my senior Yearbook in college. A few plays, mini-comics, and other forays beyond what I had to write in school.
Then, adulting happened.
In 2011, I created two blogs: Bornstoryteller and Tale Spinning. The first was filled with essays about education, the good and the not-so-good, and a few other pertinent subjects. The latter is my Creative Fiction blog, flash friction-filled, poetry-laden, serialized tales, and whatever interested me along the way. My range tore through Fantasy, Horror, Science/Speculative Fiction, Humor, Thrillers, and Crime. I dabbled in various styles, having fun with Pulp Fiction, Hard-Boiled Noir, Victorian England, and as many sub-genres of the genres that interested me.
I have been published, online, in three anthologies, two novellas, assorted Flash Fiction and Poetry groups, essays, and had the privilege of creating/hosting a Shared World Blog Challenge. An editor in England has an eco-system/non Dystopian novella in his hands that was requested. The 42 Word Anthology has two of my pieces accepted and awaiting publication. Submissions are out flying around. Finally, I lead workshops in Creative Writing as well as three online writing groups (Critique; Generative; and Poetry).
A tad more than a "little something." My good.