Man Runs, Raven Flies, fiction, December 1, 2009
When and what and where did you first get published? Aside from my first-grade attempts on the lined handwriting paper with some staples? My first piece of published fiction appeared at niteblade.com and was then chosen for inclusion in the Lost Innocence print anthology in 2008.
Why do you write? I heard a quote once to the effect that Lewis Carroll had way more fun writing Alice's adventures than she did living them, and I think that's a great reason to be a writer. Besides, I'm too tall to be an astronaut.
What are you trying to say with your fiction? For me, fiction is as much about asking questions as it is about giving opinions and entertaining. Sure, there are lots of things fiction does, but when a reader walks away from a piece of writing with new questions about their own life, the writer's done something special.
Do you blog? Where? http://500wordsonwords.wordpress.com
If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? This grave is still waiting for its occupant to die.