Microinterview: Ken Olson

Ken Olson’s 100 word microfiction, “Space”, will appear in the first issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 1, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020). Ken graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below.

Ken Olson

1. What inspired the story “Space”?

How will space exploration impact human evolution? Will it bring us together or push us further apart?

2. What inspires you and your writing?

The difference between achievement and folly.

3. What keeps you going when experiencing times of misery and despair?

Reading. The genius, talent, and ability of others.

4. What advice do you have for microfiction writers?

Read everything – not just microfiction.

Ken Olson lives in the Pacific Northwest. His poetry is published in the major Haiku print & online journals in the U.S. & England, selected for the Red Moon Anthology four times, and the 2019 Special Issue of Right Hand Pointing. In 2019, Ken has published stories in Crack the Spine; Sky Island Journal; and Silver Needle Press.

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