Performed by Michelle Alexander
October 2016 Winning Short Story
In the Clearing by Steve Bensinger
What is your short story about?
A confrontation between someone who does not compromise and someone who does
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?
You’ve Got Mail
How long have you been working on this story?
About a month
Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction
What motivated you to write this story?
Dynamic between the outsider and the insider
What artist would you love to have dinner with?
The editor-writer Robert Gottlieb
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?
To be honest, it was inexpensive and there’s always a chance something good can come from it
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Work your butt off learn from your mistakes