Ulrica Hume’s 100 word microfiction, “The Stonecutter”, will appear in the first issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 1, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020). Ulrica graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below.
1. What inspired the story “The Stonecutter”?
Those who have lived before always interest me. Something in the way looking back distills a truth that couldn’t have been known until there was distance.
2. What inspires you and your writing?
I only know that the stories are there in the ethers, it is a matter of opening ourselves to them.
3. What keeps you going when experiencing times of misery and despair?
The writing itself is a wonderful cure because it distracts me from myself.
4. What advice do you have for microfiction writers?
Be on the lookout for the unfamiliar, the original, the surprising.
5. Is there anything else that you would like people to know about you
and/or your writing?
I have been writing for a long time and can say with confidence that I am
Ulrica Hume is the author of An Uncertain Age, a spiritual mystery novel, and House of Miracles, a collection of tales about love, one of which was selected by PEN and broadcast on NPR. Her flash pieces appear online and in anthologies. Find out more at ulricahume.com. She tweets @uhume.