Hi, I'm Charlene and I am a story collector, researcher and writer. I started my journey when I first learned to print my name and became enthralled with words on paper. I think I was born knowing how to read, as no one in my large family remembers teaching me, and yet I was reading before I started kindergarten. I love to write in vivid colour, letting words paint a vivid picture in the mind of the reader. I waited many years (too many, actually) to make writing my game changer, but then I think that there is a reason for everything, and maybe just now. I now have a few other story published on this site and am elated with the feeling of accomplishment. My writing mantra is to feel rather than tell a story and to share it with the world.