Sixty Seconds with: KASEY LEAVITT

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 Kasey Leavitt.  Read her story here, then take one minute to get to know her better.

1) What about the prompt inspired you to write your winning piece? The intensity and sadness on his face. He seemed to be waiting for something.

2) How long have you been writing flash? About five weeks. I did one contest before Flash! Friday, so that makes a grand total of six flash pieces.

3) What do you like about flash? I tend toward verbose, and I love the challenge of writing a complete story in only a few hundred words.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Don’t assume you can’t do it or won’t enjoy it. I was skeptical, but now I am hooked.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? Any one of the truly talented people participating in this competition. Can’t wait to see where their careers go.

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? I entered one a few months ago on @thelostwitch‘s (Suzanne Palmieri) blog. (Follow her if you’re not already!)

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? Novels, short stories, poetry.

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? Magical realism because I love how the supernatural trespasses on the ordinary world and everyone is better off for it.

9) Tell us about a WIP. Revising a short story about a man who was erroneously convicted of murdering his wife. No magic. No justice.

10) How do you feel about dragons? Love them, especially because they will forever remind me of my son at this age (4.5). He’s started collecting them.

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