Sixty Seconds with: Erin McCabe

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 Erin McCabe.  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 was reminded of all the weird and wonderful things found when playing the online game Second Life.

2) How long have you been writing flash? A couple of months via these competitions. It helps me to write
concisely, as I can be naturally verbose.

3) What do you like about flash? I love getting a great idea from a prompt and being able to finish the piece on the same day.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? A fantastic ending is always the thing to aim for; even better if it is surprising or funny.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? Christopher Fowler, a fantastic London-based writer who specialises in black comedy and dark surprises.

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? Only Flash Friday; this competition and the community involved are wonderfully unique and welcoming.

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? I’ve dabbled in fan/slash fiction and about to be published in the next edition of the Dead Files. 

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? It used to be erotica, I must admit, but the Zombie genre is really where I enjoy myself the most.  

9) Tell us about a WIP. The Zombie short I have written for the Dead Files is a vignette which I hope to develop more fully.

10) How do you feel about dragons? I love them. Flight of Dragons was my favourite animation as a child;
the opening theme still gives me chills!

2 thoughts on “Sixty Seconds with: Erin McCabe

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