Sixty Seconds with: Deb Foy

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 Deb Foy. Be sure to check out her bio at her winner’s page! Read her winning story here, then take one minute to get to know her better.

1) What about the prompt inspired your winning piece?  So many beautiful pieces were written about human janitors, I couldn’t compete. Then the vulture hopped into my head. {Editor’s Note: Now there’s a visual.}

2) How long have you been writing flash? Since being invited to Shenandoah Valley Writers in October! I’ll never look back. 

3) What do you like about writing flash? Every word must suffer scrutiny. Only the most meaningful should survive.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Be risky. Write what isn’t being written.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and whyTinman. I wish I could sneak a sliver of his brain. Does that sound creepy? 

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? I’m drowning under Finish That Thought, Three Line Thursday, Flash Frenzy, and Micro Bookends. Last Line First may be next…  .

7) What other forms do you write (novels, poetry, articles, etc)? Incomplete novels and short stories but poetry is my first love.

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? Young adult fantasy–with a dark twist of orange on the rim–because that’s what I read.

9) Tell us about a WIP.  Speculative future fiction. Brave New World went through the wash with 1984. It shouldn’t see the light of day.

10) How do you feel about dragons? I like mine fear-filling and clever. If it’s cuddly, it’s not a dragon. {Editor’s Note: Unless one enjoys cuddling with blazing fire irons, obv.}

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