My first published piece of fiction is up at Brain, Child today, a flash fiction short story. I’d be honored if you’d read it. (Warning: it includes themes of child abuse and domestic violence).
When he first read it, Jonathan asked me what inspired me to write this particular story, and I didn’t have an answer for him. I don’t know that I have an answer now, either. As much as I wish there were a logical reason or explanation for my sources of inspiration, the idea for this piece just came to me. I haven’t experienced anything like what the main character experiences, and I hadn’t been reading or thinking about anything similar prior to writing it. The story was just there, wanting to be written, and so I obliged.