David G. Boston’s 99 word microfiction, “The Last Goodbye”, will appear in the first issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 1, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2020). David graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below.
1. What inspired the story “The Last Goodbye”?
The story, “The Last Goodbye”, was inspired by a good friend, the late Joseph Rosenberg, a survivor of the concentration camps.
2. What inspires you and your writing?
I enjoy writing about people and their life experiences.
3. What keeps you going when experiencing times of misery and despair?
I think about the loved ones who are no longer with me and keep on living for them.
4. What advice do you have for microfiction writers?
Make your stories concise, descriptive, and memorable.
5. Is there anything else that you would like people to know about you and/or your writing?
I usually write poetry, I have done so most of my life. But I also enjoy writing stories.
David G. Boston is a member of the Connecticut Poetry Society, the Saugatuck Poetry Club, and the Poet’s Salon. His poems have been published in: The Bridgeport Post, Bean Fest Magazine, The Poetry Guild, Connecticut River Review, Long River Run, and The International Library of Poetry. The Yale Medical Group’s Caduceus Magazine: Volumes 9 and 10. His awards include 1st place in the poetry competition at Housatonic Community College. The Editor’s Choice Award at Poetry.Com. Third Place runner-up in the Nationwide Poetry Competition, Modern Poetry Society. Third Place winner, Connecticut Poetry Society, Al Savard Memorial Contest. Connecticut Poetry Society’s Nutmeg Award Contest, Honorable Mention. Facebook: DavidGbostonsr. Twitter: @Daveboston. LinkedIn. IMDb. Instagram.