Flashing the Square: Angie Holst

July 22, 2015By BronwynFlashing the Square, interviews

1.What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? I’d never written microfiction before; the brevity attracted me because I prefer writing shorter pieces as opposed to long form stories. Microfiction seemed like a challenge as well, much like conveying meaning and humour on Twitter – magic when you … Read More

Mark Smith: Flashing the Square

November 3, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square, interviews, Shop

MARK SMITH won the 2013 joanne burns Award with his microfiction, ‘10.42 from Sydenham’ and this year his piece, ‘The Meteorologist’s Daughter’ was runner up. We caught up with him recently to ask him about his microfiction and what inspires him to write. 1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which is published … Read More

Ally Scale: Flashing the Square

August 30, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? The visual often inspires me. I was sitting on a bench on Collins St and I noticed a wedding party entering St Michael’s church. I observed them for a while, fascinated by the frenzy—that euphoric mix of elation and … Read More

A.S Patric: Flashing the Square

August 29, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? ‘HB’ was inspired by the realisation that a simple act of friendship, a quiet moment of companionship, can also unwittingly be the most brutal experience of someone’s life.  2. Tell us about your process. (Do you start sparse and … Read More

Alana Hicks: Flashing the Square

August 29, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? It was a sunny, cold day and I was pregnant, which was unusual for me. The sounds and smells of the longest five minute walk from the station to my work place were heightened by the sensation of this … Read More

Michelle Wright: Flashing the Square

August 28, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? My story, Taken, is about a mother whose son is taken by a shark while out surfing. My son surfs and I always feel a vague sense of unease when he’s out on the ocean. However, I accept the … Read More

Caroline Reid: Flashing the Square

August 27, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? When I lived in Darwin I went on a road trip west to Broome through some of the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen, it flows through your heart that country. We arrived in Fitzroy Crossing, filling up at … Read More

Shady Cosgrove: Flashing the Square

August 26, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? ‘Lightning Ridge’ was written many years ago during a road trip to northern NSW. I was struck by the setting – the dry heat – and how gambling informed so many lives there. ‘Call an ambulance’ was written as I was … Read More

Kirsten Tranter: Flashing the Square

August 25, 2014By BronwynFlashing the Square

In the first of our interview series with contributors to Flashing the Square, an anthology of microfiction and prose poems, we interview Berkeley-based Australian author, Kirsten Tranter. 1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? Turing Test Study Guide was inspired by thinking about the Turing Test, … Read More