David Holloway, a native of Boulder, Colorado, claims to prefer short fiction because he stands but five feet five inches tall. He has been writing flash fiction intermittently since 2011. A boxer, yogi, tattoo enthusiast, and photographer in his spare time, David is currently finishing a PhD in Japanese literature from Washington University in Saint Louis which should imply that he has no spare time at all; PhDs are hard work, they say. He has published sparsely in academic journals on topics of relative obscurity, and hopes to devote more time to writing – and perhaps even publishing – short stories in the near future. David writes and posts original flash fiction here.
David began writing fiction because it was cheaper than therapy and more rewarding than shoe shopping. Though he enjoys writing, he doesn’t like to read all that much. Ask him what his favorite book is and he’ll say something like, “I like the idea of something by David Foster Wallace.” Be that as it may, sometimes he’ll peruse Esquire over breakfast or an Alexander McQueen fashion spread when nobody is looking because he secretly wishes he had gone into fashion design.
David finds inspiration for his stories in real life; to read them is to get to know him. He has no shame or secrets and finds that the best stories come from lived experience. In a sense, his stories hover somewhere between reality and make-believe; between what really happened and what never will. “A More Positive Outcome” is his first published work of fiction.