Hello fellow readers and writers! My name is D.P. Sumner, I am a poet and self proclaimed author of short stories. I share my stories with you for your reading pleasure, and in hopes that you will review them if you so desire, so that I may continue to improve my craft for my readers. I take inspiration from many authors, some of the most notable being Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and (although I write nothing like him) Ernest Hemingway. I write about emotions that I have experienced through my time as a United States Marine in the Iraq War and life in general, in a fashion that is easier for any reader to picture (in my opinion). Enjoy.