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This place is looking more like the story forum than the story forum does these days - Icey, Mandi, Firebox, Elizabeth, you, me...I think Orms is registered here as well and probably one or two others.
You might want to tell the people here a little about yourself so they can welcome you aboard. They're a friendly bunch but 'Hello' isn't much to go on. :smile: