Don't worry so much about how you "should" write. Just write. Kathleen Sparks
Leodegraunce: Kathleen, we'd love to learn about your background.
Kathleen Sparks: I grew up wanting to be Catwoman. This was a serious life goal.
I have been, at various times, an art student, a bank teller, a textbook editor, a waitress, and a line cook. I tried stripping for a night, but I wanted it to be like Rita Hayworth in Gilda, and they wanted... well, faster results.
I want the world to be more than I have a right to ask it to be. I want to feel things more intensely than I would know how to handle.
Leodegraunce: What drew you to flash fiction and how long have you been interested in it?
Kathleen Sparks: I started as a teenager, although I didn't know the term "flash fiction" back then. I loved the immediacy and the honesty of condensed fragments of life. They didn't offer anywhere to hide.
Leodegraunce: What are some of your recent works?
Kathleen Sparks: I've been exploring the themes of forgiveness and letting go, and I've been indulging my nightmares. You can follow my work at Kathleen Sparks.
Leodegraunce: What are some of your writing plans for 2011?
Kathleen Sparks: I want to keep exploring the things that scare me and the things that make me cry.
Leodegraunce: What is your top writing tip for aspiring authors?
Kathleen Sparks: Don't worry so much about how you "should" write. Just write.