Short Story Reading: Massive Mastiff by Brian O’Flaherty

Watch Massive Mastiff Short Story Reading:

Performed by actor Dan Cristofori

Get to know writer Brian O’Flaherty:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your 1pg Short Story about?

Brian O’Flaherty: It is about a burglar, recounting how he avoided jail time.

MT: What genres would you say this short story is in?

BOF: Comedy. Crime.

MT: How would you describe this story in two words?

BOF: What? Doggonit!

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

BOF: Star Wars, Return of the Jedi.

MT: How long have you been working on this story?

BOF: About two days.

MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

BOF: Hard to pick a favorite, so I’ll give a shout out to, “Star Wars, Tales of the Bounty Hunters.” Not really a novel, but a brilliant piece of work that will never receive the recognition it is due.

MT: What motivated you to write this story?

BOF: I thought it would be fun. It was a little more challenging than I anticipated, because too many things were rhyming on me, so I decided to make the whole thing rhyme. It also helps create a rhythm, because a 400 word limit, provides very little time to create a rhythm in the story.

MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with?

BOF: Shakira.

MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

BOF: Shakira and Star Wars.

MT: What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?

BOF: I got an email, alerting me about the contest. I also love the critique that Wildsound Fest offers.

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