Winning Sept. 2016 Short Story: GOD’S CREATURES by Lionel Walfish

Watch the September 2016 Winning Short Story Reading.

Reading performed by Erynn Brook

GOD’S CREATURES  by Lionel Walfish 

Get to know the winning writer: 

What is your 1pg Short Story about?

“All creatures, great and small”

What genres would you say this short story is in?


How would you describe this story in two words?

True life

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train

How long have you been working on this story?

Three hours

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Thomas Wolfe’s ‘You Can’t Go Home Again’

What motivated you to write this story?

All my neighbors would watch out for this woman. We haven’t seen her in almost a year now. We hope that she is in good hands.

What artist would you love to have dinner with?


Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Classical music, theatre, and the dance.

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

I love good flash fiction, and enjoy contests.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Always carry paper and pen.

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson