Connor Fisher’s 92 word microfiction, “The Wall”, will appear in the second issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 1, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2020). Connor graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below.
1. What inspired the story “The Wall”?
I had a good friend during my undergrad years named Sally. We’ve lost contact since but, when writing “The Wall,” I was thinking about two very
clear memories with her: huddling in a cave during a rainstorm and
discussing what we’d written in a fiction workshop.
2. What inspires you and your writing?
The possibilities of language to combine or juxtapose sounds and images
that aren’t typically associated.
3. What keeps you going when experiencing times of misery and despair?
Reading. Family and friends.
4. What advice do you have for microfiction writers?
Read short fiction! Writers like Amy Hempel, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lydia
Davis are masters of the form. To learn about intensity and compression,
read prose poems, like those by Charles Baudelaire or Rosmarie Waldrop.
5. Is there anything else that you would like people to know about you
and/or your writing?
Connor Fisher lives in Athens, Georgia. He has an MA in English Literature from the University of Denver, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is working towards a PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Volta, Rain Taxi, Dreginald, Word for / Word, Typo, the Colorado Review, 7×7, Cloud Rodeo, and DELUGE. instagram.com/crfisher/.