Performed by Val Cole
October 2016 Winning Short Story
Dead End Job by Alice Lacey
What is your short story about?
For as long as he could remember, he’d driven a hearse. Freddie was fed up with the whole business…
What genres would you say this story story is in?
How would you describe this story in two words?
What movie have you seen the most in your life?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
How long have you been working on this story?
Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
What motivated you to write this story?
The idea came to me as I was in my car waiting for other cars to get in line for a funeral procession
What artist would you love to have dinner with?
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Teaching, tennis, jazz; rock & roll; the Ramones; theater; poetry; my family; politics
What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?
I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to have my protagonist, Freddie, brought to life, and also to have a way for Freddie’s story to be shared widely
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Be yourself when you write and write for yourself