Short Story Reading: Where They Be, by Dave Shafer

Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Get to know the writer:

 1-What my story is about?

My story is about a Native American boy growing up on the reservation and coping with the recent passing of his grandmother.

2-what genres?

Realistic fiction, Native American literature.

3-describe the story in two words

good, sad

4-movie I’ve seen the most in my life?


5-favorite song (or song I’ve listened to the most times in my life?)

I’m pretty phasic with music so it changes, but I’ve listened to Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” quite a few times. I used to write to it a lot.

6-Do I have an all-time favorite novel? If so which one?

I’m about a third of the way through “Don Quixote” and its pretty incredible like if someone were only going to read one book (especially one novel), I’d recommend “Don Quixote.”

7-What motivated me to write this story?

The Muse.

8-dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would it be?

Buddha or Elon Musk.

9-Apart from writing, what else am I passionate about?

Great question. I’m also very passionate about reading, Zen, technology, comedy, films, music (particularly rap music), so yeah quite a bit.

10-what influenced me to enter my story to get performed?

I need more exposure.

11-advice or tips for other writers?

Have no doubts about the existence of the Muse. She is very real.




Producer: Matthew Toffolo –

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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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