Carolyn Kotlowski is employed with the University of Ulm, assisting in the coordination of international projects. She holds a degree in Modern Languages (Translation Studies -- English and Italian). Her tasks include proofreading and editing scientific or research-related texts, and she is not exactly expected to be imaginative or to re-jig the plot of these "stories". When she tentatively crossed over to the creative writing side to turn thoughts into stories of her own, it felt as if she were going abroad. Kate Nash, in one of her songs, says "Thinking is one of the most stressful things I've ever come across." Carolyn thinks that writing is one of the most stressful things she has ever come across.