It’s that time again. I have a story in a cool anthology called A Flash of Words, available now from Scout Media. In the coming weeks I’ll be featuring interviews with the authors of some of the stories, so stay tuned for the stories behind the stories, and check out the anthology for a whole lot of quick fiction.
Today, I am featuring author Dawn Taylor , whose story “For the Want of a Name” is included in the anthology A Flash of Words, alongside my own brand-new story, “Special Delivery.”
1. What was the inspiration for your story?
My friend shared his childhood memory of coveting a radio, but being too poor to buy it. As he told me the story, I imagined him as a young boy going into the store to look at the radio and wishing he could buy it. I originally wrote the story as a birthday gift to him, but when my editor told me it was such a powerful story told in few words, I submitted it for publication.
2. What do you think is the key to writing a compelling flash story?
My best advice is to convey one scene or emotion. Your word limit doesn’t allow you to offer much more.
3.How long did it take you to write your story?
About one hour, I already had the inspiration.
4.. Do I write everyday?
No. Do I think about writing everyday? Yes.
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