Sixty Seconds with: CHRIS WHITE

Ten answers to ten questions in 20 words or fewer. That’s less time than it takes to burn a match*.

(*Depending on the length of the match and your tolerance for burned fingers, obviously)


Our newest Flash! Friday winner is Chris White.  Read his story here, then take one minute to get to know him better.

1) What about the prompt inspired you to write your winning piece? The three monks projected a very sinister vibe to me. What isn’t creepy about a triumvirate of stone priests?

2) How long have you been writing flash? It’s been about a year and a half, though in high school I wrote beat poetry and in my early 20s I wrong songs.

3) What do you like about flash? The chance to experiment, and the brevity of it.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? I love trying to infuse some poetry into my flash – and it seems to be paying off for me.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? So many. Oscar Jamieson, whom I know in real life, is really talented (and only 17!).

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? BeKindRewrite is brilliant, the first I joined. Friday Fictioneers & the  Trifecta writing challenge. Also, check out MY #SciFriday prompts!

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? Novellas (one, and it’s barely begun), poetry, and long short stories. Oh, and Twisters (twitter length!).

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? I tend to write science fiction and magical realism – to dispel reality, for a moment.

9) Tell us about a WIP. Editing. Editing. Editing. 52 stories to rewrite. One novella that needs to be begun again.

10) How do you feel about dragons? John Wyndham’s Chinese Puzzle (from Jizzle) is fantastic (but more about the humans than the dragons).


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