Short Story: Astronauts Swear That The View Is Never Dull by James Hartley

Performed by Michelle Alexander

October 2016 Winning Short Story

Astronauts Swear That The View Is Never Dull  by James Hartley

What is your short story about?

A simple confession from one person to another.

What genres would you say this story story is in?


How would you describe this story in two words?

Heartfelt confession

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Dark Knight or Dumbo

How long have you been working on this story?

Two months

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

What motivated you to write this story?

People rarely write from a truly evil person’s perspective

What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Christopher Nolan

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Acting. Directing.

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

The opportunity for feedback, particularly in the performance

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

Your characters are not your puppets.

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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