Performed by Hugh Ritchie
Get to know the winning writer:
What is your 1pg Short Story about?
It’s about the desperate loneliness of some folks who latch onto tv marketplaces and the karma of the guy answering the phone. He’s sympathetic but flustered and tired. It happens every year but he doesn’t know what to do. One of the millions of similar scenes signaling the slow and ugly death of capitalism.
What genres would you say this short story is in?
How would you describe this story in two words?
What movie have you seen the most in your life?
How long have you been working on this story?
I wrote most of it in 20 minutes then returned to it a year later and tweaked it a bit.
Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
What motivated you to write this story?
Something very similar happened to me and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Then I got the idea of it happening over and over again, reminded me of a short poem I wrote 20 years ago called
She locks the doors twice
after hearing the voices
What artist would you love to have dinner with?
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Journalism and music.
What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?
I received an email notice about it and loved the idea.
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Read, read, read and go to readings too. Send your work out there and try to get reactions, good, bad or indifferent.
Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Editor: John Johnson
Casting: Sean Ballantyne