Jim Breyfogle

Commiseration with the Embarrassment of God, flash fiction, Issue 36, September 1, 2016


 
When did you start writing? I’ve written stories since I was very young, but only in the last six years started taking it more seriously.
 
When and what and where did you first get published? I first published “The Adventures of Sandwich Man” in a locally sponsored comic collection. The art was bad and the puns worse.
 
What themes do you like to write about? Sometimes I’ll start a story to work around a theme, but mostly I’ll try to craft a story and any themes evolve as a part of that process.
 
What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? I have to tip my hat to Ray Bradbury and Alexander Dumas. For those still among us I especially like Neil Gaiman and Maggie Stiefvater. They set the bar high for the rest of us.

Biography
Jim Breyfogle currently resides in Pennsylvania writing fiction and gathering an army of terra-cotta warriors with which to aggravate his English Mastiff. Thus far, the dog still wins.