Stephentotheplate was supposed to be a politically driven blog. Ironically, its turned into a place where I get to explore my long dormant creative side. I love creative writing. Poetry, essays, short stories, novellas, novels. I love it all. So expect to see a little of everything on this blog. Expect poetry, book reviews, random posts about music or political rants, expect it all. Most of all, expect to see a little piece of me. For most of my life I’ve been afraid to share myself…there are a billion reasons for it…but somehow…when exposed to the light all the those reasons seem hallow. So, my name is Marie and welcome to my blog! πŸ˜‰