"You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off." The Italian Job. I prefer to be known as Chris and i have been writing short stories since I was a kid. Once I got married and the children came along, I sort of gave up on it. Then, while my two youngest were still little, I found myself writing a short story just for them. That set me back on the road again. My main goal is to get published one day before I get much older, (one foot in the grave springs to mind). I just haven't had the courage to send any of my stories off yet. I do belong to a writing group and we meet up once a month. I have other hobbies as well. I love reading, horrors, thrillers, mysteries. Agatha Christie has always been my favourite author, but I like Stephen King and James Herbert too. I love walking, because the fresh air gets my juices flowing. There is always something to write about.