Writer: Mark Budman
Weird Tales Story: The Matching Pair
Writer Bio: Mark Budman’s works have appeared in such magazines as Swink, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Iowa Review, McSweeney’s, Turnrow, Connecticut Review, WW Norton anthology “Flash Fiction Forward,” and elsewhere. He is the publisher of a flash fiction magazine Vestal Review, the interview editor for Web Del Sol, and a book reviewer for The Bloomsbury Review and the American Book Review. His novel “My Life at First Try” is coming out from Counterpoint in October 2008, and the anthology he has co-edited came out in November 2007 from Ooligan Press.
When you drive a motor vehicle, the decisions are made for you. You still might not stop at a traffic light or a stop sign, but at least you know when you should. In life’s other decision making times, there is nothing to aid you. When do you stop flirting, watching TV or giving a presentation at work?
As a writer, you face these same problems as everybody else, plus unique writing decisions of your own.