How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?
It all started at school, a teacher noticed I could string words together in a mildly competent way. If it weren’t for their encouragement, I wouldn’t be writing this now.
What inspired you to write flash fiction?
I love the discipline of flash, love the interplay between poetry and narrative and love how the truncated form allows for mood to be cast as a main character.
Describe your writing process.
I like to write early, before the day clutters things up. But I have a dirty secret: my smart phone. Shameful I know, and apologies if this sounds like a plug, but it’s so sophisticated, it allows me to write and edit where and when I please.
What was the inspiration behind what was published on FewerThan500.com?
I was on a road trip, driving through the Surrey countryside. I passed a stately home for sale. Behind it, strung across a hill, a line of wind turbines. I wondered what lengths someone would need to go to afford such a place. I thought of oil and this seemed to jar with the image of the turbines. I let things run from here.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on a collection of short stories.