Gotta love this name. I thought my name was direct and to the point. Curt is the act of being short or rude. Rude is the act of being brisk or curt. I was asked if this was my real name or just like a pen name. Didja know John Sandford's real name is Camp? How about Mark Twaine? Samuel Clemens anyone? Well okay, my real name is . . . oh forget it. I was also told that my writing is curt & rude . . . oh wait until my next story is available.