Over the past year, I have written many stories. They have ranged from stories about celebrities to stories about survey, and, my always favorite, stories about animals. What I wanted to do to wrap up 2011 and ring in the new year, is share my favorite stories I have written this year. The stories I picked for my "Top 5" are stories that I found to be enjoyable to write, topics that were near and dear to me and stories that you, the readers, shared your thoughts about. I hope you enjoy.