Sixty Seconds with: Aria Glazki

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 Aria Glazki.  Read her winning story here, then take one minute to get to know her better.

1) What about the prompt inspired you to write your winning piece? I saw a parent guiding a child through a wintry world and thought my character should see it too.

2) How long have you been writing flash? On and off, since my high school creative writing classes, though not regularly until four Flash! Friday stories ago.

3) What do you like about flash? I like the challenge of having to saturate my words with characterization and a complete story within a limited scene.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Know your medium – don’t try to write a novel-length plot within the limits of a flash fiction word count.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? Oh goodness, very difficult to choose.  Follow those whose work speaks to you in a lasting way. (Cheating, I know.)

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? Nope – flash fiction’s both a break and exercise for me; I’m fulfilled by Flash! Fridays. I’ve considered Thursday Threads, though.

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? Besides my blog, I write primarily novels, but also some poetry and short fiction when the muse beckons.

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? I write mostly romance, because of the in-depth look into all sorts of relationships – and the happy endings don’t hurt.  

9) Tell us about a WIP. I am teetering between returning to an older manuscript starring a writer & his muse and starting something new.

10) How do you feel about dragons? Born in the year of the dragon myself, I have a particular affinity for them! And I wholeheartedly recommend Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series.

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