Short Story: A Toxic Game by Marianne Hagadorn

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Reading performed by actor Michelle Alexander

A Toxic Game  by Marianne Hagadorn

What is your short story about?

An over privileged bully

What genres would you say this story story is in?

YA

How would you describe this story in two words?

Alarmingly relevant

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

This is hard- I would have to say probably an animated Disney movie. Sleeping Beauty probably.

How long have you been working on this story?

I’ve been toying around with the idea for a month or so.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

This is so difficult. If I had to pick just one I would say Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister by Gregory Maguire.

What motivated you to write this story?

We see so many stories in the news about bullies, kids committing suicide because of it. If I expand the story I would want to focus on the narrators consequences

What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Van Gough

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography, news and politics

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

I thought it would be awesome to see my idea come to life.

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

Write, every day. No idea is a bad idea. Always put yourself out there.

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