Did you find it challenging to pull together so many images of Family in a concentrated piece like this one?
“Moonlighting,” relies on the narrator’s memories. They embrace him. Kick him. At times, I think we all feel overwhelmed by the passing of time, the mistakes we’ve made and our inability to move past them. The images of Family arrived from what I imagined to be his perspective on life that night.
What was your inspiration for this piece?
A photograph I was given by a friend that pictured a women running down a suburban street on a bright, spring day. Really.
What do you find challenging about writing?
I think I struggle the most in finding the dirty, honest truth of a story. Often, I imagine a story to take me one place and I end up somewhere else entirely. Or worse, I realize the story is flat and meaningless. It’s the process of letting go so that I can later return with a new found understanding that I find very challenging at times.
What appeals to you about writing flash fiction?
What would your creative outlet be if you were not able to write?