Watch the May 2016 Winning Short Story Reading.
Watch TOGETHER AND SEPARATE:
Story performed by actor Sean Kaufman
Get to know writer Herb Schultz:
Matthew Toffolo: What is your 1pg Short Story about?
Siamese twins resigned to lifelong existence in each others company unexpectedly separate after a car accident.
MT: What genres would you say this short story is in?
Black comedy, Noirish dramedy
MT: How would you describe this story in two words?
MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?
MT: How long have you been working on this story?
Published a novel called “Ronnie and Lennie” in 2009 from which this story was derived.
MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
MT: What motivated you to write this story?
Long-time fascination with the trials of living tethered permanently to another person.
MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with?
MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Movies, music, driving fast
MT: What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?
Seemed like a cool challenge to winnow down a story to an elemental level
MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Be wary of who you let read your rough drafts