Sixty Seconds with: Holly Geely

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 Holly Geely.  That’s right: she’s a current dragon captain judge (Team Five!) and a first-time winner, and we couldn’t be happier for her! Read her winning story on her winner’s page here, then take one minute to get to know her better.

1) What about the Canterbury Tales elements inspired your winning piece? How could I resist a talking rooster? The courtly love bit is what inspired the poetry.

2) How long have you been writing flash? It’s been years now. I started writing it before I knew what it was.

3) What do you like about writing flash? Punch lines work better with shorter fiction!

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Dialogue is your friend.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? My beloved Team #5 partner, Foy S. Iver – she’s amazing!

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? I like to poke my nose in at Finish That Thought, Micro Bookends, and Angry Hourglass (Saturdays are harder though).

7) What other stuff do you write? It’s funny, I generally don’t write poetry…yet I won with a poem! I’ve written one novel so far. {Editor’s Note: She means The Dragon’s Toenailof course, which just launched this week; join us in two weeks for a #Spotlight interview introducing you to this brand new book!}

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? Fantasy! World building is my second-favourite part. (Character building is my favourite.)

9) Tell us about a WIP. I’m writing the sequel to The Dragon’s  Toenail. More characters, more shenanigans, and a dragon’s egg.

10) How do you feel about dragons? They’re delicious with BBQ sauce!

One thought on “Sixty Seconds with: Holly Geely

  1. The pickpocket by Soma Bose, total words 327

    Uncertain what to face, the pickpocket moved on the road. It was almost
    mid-night, hazy fog was curling down the way. He stopped for a moment and
    reluctantly, he put his eyes on road in order to trap any stranger if viewed
    coming alone on this way.
    It was not a guarded area and cameras seemed to have been placed somewhere
    else. Suddenly, a wave of light exploded some feet ahead and he moved aside.
    He remained silent in suspension. Within a moment, a car appeared on the road,
    it stopped near a bush. Somebody made his exit from the car, the pickpocket told
    himself, ”Why am I waiting so long? I should not hesitate to snatch anything precious
    from him!”
    As he turned towards the car, he stared in wonder, ”God!”
    The passenger pulled out a body from the car and left it on the road mysteriously.
    The pickpocket’s face became white with an uncertain fear. The passenger entered
    inside the car, the car rushed back into darkness and it disappeared!
    The pickpocket was surprised by the incident, “I need to check the body,” he said to himself.
    He looked around and then silently picked the body on his arms. He kept his ears over the
    body’s chest, “Alive!” He startled.
    Suddenly he kept his eyes on the right hand of the man, a sparkling gem cam into his view.
    He felt a pleasure in his mind as he knew the cost of this precious gem would stun his life.
    But he felt some sorrow for this unknown man as a new emotion emerged in his emotionless
    Soul. He did not steal it and felt the necessity to call an ambulance!
    “God has barely given me a chance to do something against my profession but if you
    survive and ever be seen on my way, I will not hesitate to snatch the gem from
    your finger!” The pickpocket whispered into the ears of the unconscious man!


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