Winning Short Story: Together and Separate by Herb Schultz

Watch the May 2016 Winning Short Story Reading.


Story performed by actor Sean Kaufman

Get to know writer Herb Schultz:

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

Siamese twins resigned to lifelong existence in each others company unexpectedly separate after a car accident.

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

Black comedy, Noirish dramedy

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

Siamese Untwinned

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


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

Published a novel called “Ronnie and Lennie” in 2009 from which this story was derived.

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


MT: What motivated you to write this story?

Long-time fascination with the trials of living tethered permanently to another person.

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


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

Movies, music, driving fast

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

Seemed like a cool challenge to winnow down a story to an elemental level

MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Be wary of who you let read your rough drafts

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