How long did it take you to write all the stories in your collection?
About two years.
Did you have a collection in mind when you were writing them? Yes, but it was quite different from the one published. It was twice as big (235 pages), much more eclectic, and because of that, divided into four parts. Eventually, Ninebark Press published half of the stories under the title Elegy for a Fabulous World (the title of one of the stories). The stories they chose were the more realistic, autobiographical ones. Most of the stories left unpublished were shorter, more fable-like, and closer to the so-called “flash fiction” genre (a term I don’t particularly like). These stories became part of Death-in-a-Box.