It's a new year, a new website, and soon, we'll have a new issue, but we haven't completely left the past behind. Over the holidays, we took some time to speak with Issue 66 contributor, Daniel Miller, about his flash piece, "Old Wives' Tales," and here's what he had to say:
What first sparked the idea of your piece, “Old Wives’ Tales”?
I’ve always been interested in Old Wives’ Tales and other types of folklore, so it seemed natural to draw from those kind of stories in my own fiction. One particular Tale sparked the vignettes, though: the idea of a girl shaving and shaving and eventually suffocating in her own hair as it became thicker and thicker.
How did you go about choosing the tales? I, myself, remembering hearing most of these when I was younger. Would you say it w...