David G. Boston’s 100 word microfiction, “Awakening”, will appear in the fourth issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 2, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2021). David graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below.
1. What inspired the story “Awakening”?
A good friend, survivor of the Holocaust, who related to me the horror he witnessed as a victim of the Nazi death camps.
2. What inspires you and your writing?
I am inspired as a writer by people and events that impress me.
3. What keeps you going when experiencing times of misery and despair?
During times of misery and despair, I usually reflect on the more pleasant moments in my past.
4. What advice do you have for microfiction writers?
As a microfiction writer, one should strive to make an immediate impact on the reader with vivid imagery and story content.
5. Is there anything else that you would like people to know about you and/or your writing?
I continue to write prose and poetry. I just recently published a book of poetry, Passion Poems.
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. Fairfield Scribes Microfiction magazine. His writing publications: “The Last Goodbye”, The Centifictionist. 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.