Sixty Seconds with: Steph Post

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)

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Our newest Flash! Friday winner is Steph Post. Read her winning story here. Then take one minute to get to know her better!  

1) What about the prompt inspired your winning piece?  As soon as I saw the theme was comeuppance I immediately thought of rattlesnakes. The rest of the story flowed from there.

2) How long have you been writing flash? I’ve written short fiction for years, but I’ve really gotten into flash fiction over the past year. 

3) What do you like about flash? I love that with the constraints of word counts you have to really pay attention to every word and weigh its importance to the story. It’s also just really fun!

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Start with an image or a moment in time and then build the story up around it. 

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? Taylor Brown is my new favorite short fiction writer. His recent book In the Season of Blood of Gold is breathtaking. 

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? This is actually the first flash contest I’ve ever participated in.

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? )? Aside from flash fiction, I write novels. I’ve also written and published poetry and short fiction, but my heart is really with the shortest and longest extremes of fiction.

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? My novels are Southern literary thrillers and the themes of this genre usually surface in my short and flash fiction as well.

9) Tell us about a WIP. I just finished a novel, so at the moment I’m taking a breather from any large works. One of the reasons flash fiction is great is because it keeps me on my toes between major projects.

10) How do you feel about dragons? I would like to have one as a pet, but since I already have five dogs at home, I don’t think it would really fit in. 🙂

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