Winning Short Story: ANY PRICE FOR HAPPINESS by Robert B. Nelson

Watch the June 2016 winning short story.


Performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your 1pg Short Story about?

The story is based on actual events- the Flint water crisis and Governor Snyder’s reaction to it.

2. What genres would you say this short story is in?

Historical Fiction.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Catastrophic Indifference.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Big Lebowski.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

2 hours.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Yes. Brave New World.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

The abysmally pathetic response to a major public health crisis by a Governor more concerned with saving money than protecting people’s lives.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Bob Dylan.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Providing assistance to low-income citizens.

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

It seemed like an appropriate forum for this work.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep writing – you never run out of ideas.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

By writingfest

Monthly Festival showcasing the best of new novels from around the world. Novel transcripts get performed by professional actors. OR, we also turn novels into movies and seen by 1000s online and at various film festivals.

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