Winning Short Story: Small Town Newspaper by Rachel Sutton

Performed by Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your 1pg Short Story about?

It is a segment from a newly-separated, mutually very hurt couple’s life posthumous

What genres would you say this short story is in?

Modern fiction. Perhaps it could be interpreted as dark comedy by some.

How would you describe this story in two words?

Human wavering

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

‘Like Water For Chocolate’, a 1991 Mexican film, ‘Como Agua Para Chocolate’

How long have you been working on this story?

45 minutes

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

‘Eva Luna’ by Isabel Allende

What motivated you to write this story?


What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Ben Stiller

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My child, cooking, our cat, Batman and I love my friends like family

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

I got a Tweet and decided it would be fun. Writing is always fun and I felt supported.


Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

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