Today, I am featuring author Maria Delaney, whose story “Death, My Friend My Pal” is included in the anthology “A Bond of Words,” alongside my own brand-new story, “Jump to the Bug-ity Beat”
What are you working on now?
Presently I am part of 12 short stories. It is a group that writes a story a month. The stories are usually 1200 words or more and the group critiques the pieces.
If you were on death row, what would you request for a last meal?
My last me would be Burger King. I’ve been a vegetarian for over twenty years and why not? I’m gonna die anyway.
Did your story play out as you planned it?
Death my Friend my Pal was off the cuff. There was no rhymn or reason to the plot at first. So no it didn’t play out as I planned to answer the question. I was working on a story for laughs and it was born. I will say it is my first comedy and I adore it.
What personal bond inspired your story?
I always thought of the Grim Reaper as an actual person. Someone with feelings, hopes and dreams. When I started writing I considered the fact that he probably had no friends. So why not give him Riley to hang with even if it were for a little while.
What is your ideal writing snack?
My ideal snack while writing is a bottle of red wine. Yes, I said bottle. You asked!
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