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 your winning piece? I love the way the kid, and kids in general, are often obvious “hiders.” What if no one was looking for someone who was excited to be found?
2) How long have you been writing flash? A little over one year.
3) What do you like about writing flash? I love the divine complexity of creating a whole world within a limited amount of words.
4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Keep writing. Write the first story that comes from that awesome and inexplicable writer part of your brain. The first idea seems to be the “truest.”
5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? Voima Oy. I am frequently floored by her world building and the way she selects the most beautiful words to describe everything. I am jealous of her in the way one can be jealous of someone they adore and admire.
7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? I have two unfinished novels. I suspect they are unfinished because my heart belongs to Flash.
8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? I don’t have one; the story machine in my head samples from quite a few.
9) Tell us about a WIP. My research for a particular WIP has recently included insurance policies, the government, and the origin of birthday candles.
10) How do you feel about dragons? I have had a lifelong affection for Falkor the luckdragon, but can admit the fire breathing ones make me nervous.