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)
1) What about the prompt inspired you to write your winning piece? I had to mow my lawn and noticed the gasoline looked blue when filling the tank.
2) How long have you been writing flash? A little over a year. My story for the Once Upon A Time anthology was my first.
3) What do you like about flash? All you need is one really good idea – an image, a thought, a feeling – and there’s your story.
4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Write a lot, look for weekly contests, and talk to other writers. I’ve gotten a ton of support.
5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? I probably would have written only a few pieces if not for the encouragement of Angela Goff.
7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? I write a lot for work (life as a professor), and just started trying to write longer-form fiction.
8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? Probably a combination of fantasy and horror. You can create any reality and explore reactions to unusual situations.
9) Tell us about a WIP. Just finished my first novel, The Time-Traveling Umbrella. You can find bits of it on my blog.
10) How do you feel about dragons? Very carefully. They don’t like being poked unnecessarily.