As a child, I always liked reading and writing, and I knew I would be an author. I went to school to be a teacher, and I practiced that a lot to when I was young. I love to play games too: jumping rope, hop scotch, Chinese rope, jacks, and playing in the mud. I still very much like to do those things today. Some of us never grow up; we are just big children in a crowded world. In my spare time, I write truthful short stories, and I enjoy every minute of it. Since I retired from teaching, I can jot down a short story whenever I get the urge. I enjoy a fun life, and I hope you like the short stories as much as I enjoy writing them.