I'm new to the forum. (I've never actually participated in any forum).
I have two small children and write in fits and starts as time allows.
At the moment I'm working on a young adult fantasy novel. I also write short stories when I'm too tired to hold all the threads of my novel in my head.
Hi, Anthea. I look forward to reading some of your short stories if you have the time and inclinations to post them up here. Or, why not enter John's Flash Fiction Contest? I'm sure John would be only too pleased to send the $50 winner's prize winging its way to Oz
There are quite a few of us use the title 'Short Story Writer' because we say we haven't got the time (or as in my case at the moment, the skills) to write a novel. There's a place for short stories everywhere, journals, magazines and competitions.
Let us see what you are writing, join your fellow short story writers and one by one we can climb the steps to a novel together.