In reply to Tashmina... don't leave. I loved your first story first off. That may be selfish...but unpack your bags. Second, off I do hem haw when it comes to others emotions. I blame that on too many years of intense customer service and always worrying about offending people. Myself, I have never been offended here (hope I can say I have not done any) and consistently I am feeling more comfortable with the group. I say that because this is the first writing forum I have been a part of and I feel I am learning the etiquette (I suppose is the correct word) and how to express myself freely here at the same time.
P.S. -- no idea about the incident you speak of and personally not interested...I say this bluntly because this is supposed to be free speech and ideas and assisting in improving as writers. So I do hope this is exactly what continues.
Wichita Red, "I'm not really a rebel, but I take chances. I have a good time, and I live life the way I want to live it."