Just so that we're on the same page, Forest Hunter is an alternative pen name that I use at times instead of my original pen name of Autumn Writer. I have published on this site for several years under the later name, and also on the sister site Stories Online, as well as a few others. This is the first "Forest" work here.
For me, as with most readers, the characters are what really count in a story. Do they remind you of someone that you know, or possibly even yourself? Perhaps it's a person you would like to know and you can see them in your mind's eye.
I never write autobiographically, but I always base my writing on people and places that Ive known (with some literary license mixed in).
Write to me if you would like to. I always look forward to readers' correspondence.