Dear Readers,

I'm not sure how many of you there will ever be. I would love an audience, but it's a big, wide internet. Lot's of brilliant people out there have lots of brilliant things to say, and most of them are a lot smarter than I am. Almost all of them have louder voices too. But if anyone does stop by here, I'd love it if you'd take a moment to listen.

Most of this place is going to be about stories. Fiction will be a part of that. But even when I write essays or do my best at something like a quantitative analysis, I'll always try and bring my thoughts back to stories. I think people live their lives through stories. I think it's how we understand the world. And I think if we try to talk about anything important without talking about stories - and the people who live them - then we're always going to be missing the point. 

And that's really the goal here. If even one of you connects with the stories I'm trying to tell, then all of this will have been worth it.

Let's get started. 

- Luke McGinty