Today I have a special treat. I received a short story from the daughter of a friend of mine. She is sixteen years old. At first that age strikes me as young, but then I remembered that at sixteen I was already in Creative Writing and Honors English, and well on my way towards a career as...a programmer. Reality has to rear it's ugly head occasionally. But seeing this budding talent makes me emotional. There is so much promise and I hope Miss Gregory continues to write and that we find her here amongst us as a peer one day...soon.