Stace Budzko is published or forthcoming in Hint Fiction: Norton Anthology of Stories, Press 53, PANK, Hobart, Elimae, The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, The Collagist, Monkeybicycle, Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction Forward, Brevity & Echo, Quick Fiction, The Southeast Review, Carve Magazine and elsewhere. The screen adaptation of his story, “How to Set a House on Fire” was recently awarded Best in Show/Best Overall/Best Drama at Spotlight Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Westport Film Festival respectively. At present, he is a writing instructor at Emmanuel College as well as writer-in-residence at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
I am driven by those same impulses I had as a kid with a box of crayons - to draw a sun and a house and people in that house under the sun as I see and feel them - for better or worse.
Top 5 List of Favorite Things
1. Book: Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
2. Short Story: "Summer, As in Love" by Steve Almond
3. Character: Frisco from "White Angel" by Michael Cunningham
4. Opening line: It was a pleasure to burn.
5. Word: Want
Welcome, Stace. Always meant to get in touch and say 'Hands' is as strong as any flash I've ever read. Nice to see you on Fictionaut, and hope you'll stop by Ramshackle Review. All best.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Stace!