First, a quite piece at JMWW on the origins of his story "The Cigarette Story."
"Anyone who’s ever worked a fast food joint knows that the world that exists behind the counter is far different than the one taking place, simultaneously, though perhaps in a separate, alternate, universe, on the other side of it. On one side, customers order and wait, eat then go home. We’ve all done it. But things aren’t so simple on the other side of the counter. I won’t give details here because that information is private, sacred, meant only for the select few who’ve been blessed enough to belong in that world, even if temporarily. And fortunately I have..."
And second, a quite fine interview at Flash Fiction.
What inspires you to write?
The self deprecating feeling that I otherwise have no valuable work skills that will allow me to contribute positively to society.
Pretty cool, right? Way.