Here is a contemplation of the beginning of stories I have started. Please comment- advice for story plots, grammar, or just good 'ole encouragement would be highly appreciated! So far posted: Maddy and Dom- Maddy is a neglected daughter who grew up behind closed doors. She attached herself to the nuns of the local church, who preach kindness that she has never known. Dom is a thief of all trades, well placed in the diabolical community of the city. He joined when he was younger in order to support his brother and also find the murderer of his parents. He is following up on a clue when he meets Maddy by chance. She is a quiet, naive soul whose apparent nervousness disappears entirely when she is needed to patch up wounds. Maddy intrigues Dom, but her blind faith in those who hurt her bother him, and he takes it upon himself to let her see the real world and make her own decisions, clear of the blind faith her childhood has forced upon her. Highland Knot- Angeline, who sometimes goes by Andy, is dumped in the highlands, where she immediately encounters a hard headed highlander who ties her up and drags her home to marry her! But Andy has a huge past and is determined to leave.