I often respond to comments saying that what I'm seeking to write (even when writing about aliens, gods, and monsters) are true things. Pretentious as this sounds, I believe there's always a truth at the heart of any story. I don't always reach it, but I try.
The stories that you read here are my attempts. Blind archery.
If after reading my fiction here, you would like to read more about me and my writing go to crystal-carroll.com to find out more.