Author Profile: Russ Bickerstaff


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

There was never really a point where I didn’t want to write. It was something that first felt tangible when I was playing with an old manual typewriter in grade school.

What inspired you to write flash fiction?

I love the shortest of short stories in every format. One paragraph and it’s all there. This tiny little world resting within words. Every atom in the universe is its own cosmos. I love that idea.

Describe your writing process.

I write at least 1,000 words of fiction per day regardless of whether or not I’m specifically inspired to do so. It might be at a desk in the morning or it might be into voice-to-text like a madman while waiting for a bus. Everything I’m thinking drips through into a multitude of narratives. Some of them resonate and develop into something complete. Others don’t.

What was the inspiration behind what was published on

I’m convinced that consciousness within every individual is totally scattered. It all falls together into something we laughingly think of as being our lives. This is  reality and we’re creating it one exhale at a time.

What are you working on now?

The stuff I’m working on now plays with vague politics through limited awareness in first person perspectives, though I suspect I’ll be on to other topics in a couple of weeks to a month.

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