I've read the classics. The masters have stood the test of time. I figure, if you aim to be like the best, and fail, you might still end up a pretty good hack writer anyway. I've kept journals for years, but have only been writing for about three years now. The stories have been only getting decent in lately. It's a skill like any other, writing is, and can be be taught or learned. But you gotta wanna do it real bad, and you have to practice. My stories are totally makeshift, entirely unreliable, and shakey at best. Yet some of them turn out good.
I've had the Chinese e-zine swipe my stories twice, and been published a couple of times in Storyhouse magazine, and one print mag called Flying Saucer Zine. Just lately I've been working on longer pieces, but the short ones can still be found here. Good luck to you all and good writing.
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