Sian Taylor lives in New Zealand and is a former journalist. She now works for a government department. She has had flash fiction published in the Top of the Morning Book of Incredibly Short Stories, Flash Frontier and Toasted Cheese. She was placed third in the National Flash Fiction Day 2017 contest (New Zealand’s premier flash fiction competition) and is now working on longer pieces.
Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (From a book, film, song, speech…)
A: ‘I am excessively diverted’ – from Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennet says it when she hears the gossip that Darcy intends to propose to her. I’m also partial to the Night’s Watch vow from Game of Thrones – pure poetry.
Q: What superpower would you like to have and why?
A: The ability to find more time in the day, for obvious reasons. But also, having found more time, the ability to knuckle down and use it productively.
Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?
A: I wouldn’t mind joining Claire Randell in eighteenth-century Scotland.
Wednesday ‘So, what do you think?’ Sink, taps, bench, cupboards. All shiny and new. Rick surveys the kitchen. Yes, it has everything he would expect to find. He’s not sure what Monique wants him to say. ‘It’s, uh, very nice.’ ‘The benchtop is Italian granite, the appliances German,’ she says. ‘It cost just over fifty …