This being my first post, I hope I don't break any rules. In 2009 at the ripe age of 53, I decided to try my hand at writing short stories. I picked up a pen and pad and wrote, then I transfered the scribble to my computer. I showed some family members my work, then I posted stories on fictionpress.com and got more encouragement and feedback. Today, I'm happy and amazed to say I've had some success getting published in online magazines:

"Blood Brothers" Raphael's Village Magazine
"Best Friend" Raphael's Village Magazine
"Clay Feet" Slow Trains Literary Journal
"Fathers and Sons" Grapevine Magazine
"Nowhere Man" Amazon Kindle Direct

I write this hoping someone out there ( no matter what age) will be inspired to follow their dream... and start writing and keep writing.