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Sixty Seconds with: Becky Spence

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 Becky Spence.  Read her winning story on her winner’s page here, then take one quick (but disturbing!) moment to get to know her better below.

1) What about the prompts inspired your winning piece? The black and white photo reminded me of time I spent developing films in college. I wanted to develop this.

2) How long have you been writing flash? I guess just over a year intentionally. I’ve always had an interest in writing and decided to share it.

3) What do you like about writing flash? I really enjoy the brevity. Leaving the story open to interpretation from the reader.

4) What flash advice would you give other writers? Be flexible; the story has a mind of its own. Don’t try and stop it.

5) Who is a writer we should follow, and why? Simon Salento – Recently ‘I wake up early in the morning’ stuck with me, really worth following his blog.

6) Do you participate in other flash contests, and which? I take part in prompts on twitter and enjoy writing for paragraph planet (75 word stories).

7) What other forms do you write? I enjoy writing poetry, particularly Haiku. I also write articles and for websites in my real world job.

8) What is/are your favorite genre(s) to write, and why? I’m not really genre specific. If a story grabs me then I’ll write it.

9) Tell us about a WIP. I’m working on a collection of 72 word stories, capturing brief moments in everyday life. So far I’ve got 40ish done.

10) How do you feel about dragons? One of my favourite films growing up was Flight of Dragons, so have a fondness there.