Author Profile: Kieron Walquist

How and when did you decide, or discover, that you were to be a writer?

Well, I don’t know if I’m a writer—I would say I’m more of a wannabe—but it’s always been my dream to write and tell stories.

What inspired you to write flash fiction?

I’m such a scatter-brain and procrastinator, so flash fiction is really all I’ve worked on because I’m able to stay with the story—I can see the light at the end of the tunnel much better than, say, a short story.

Describe your writing process.

I write whatever is stuck in my head—I try to trap it on paper. After that, I kill many darlings. I write, revise, write, revise, and in the end, sometimes there’s a story left. But I depend on coffee and Pandora Radio—my partners in crime.

What was the inspiration behind what was published on

A combination of things: the night sky and its recent wonders (super-moons and a lunar tetrad), witches and werewolves, which seem to be everywhere (books, movies, TV shows, music), and a love of fairy tales.

What are you working on now?

Ghosts, carnivals, wildfires, bears.