Watch Short Story Movie: Knock Knock by Mary Barr

Visual Design by Kimberly Villaruel

Narrator: Matt Barnes

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

From the Writer Mary Barr:

My story is about believing or not, in Witches. Seven-year-old Katy, believes her Mom who says ‘Witches aren’t real’. Flix her younger brother definitely believes in all things scary. Especially when a real live evil witch knocks loudly on their door and Katy lets her in. The ugly Witch knows someone in the house doesn’t believe in witches and she intends to find out whom.

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Short Story Movie: Do My Eyes Deceive Me by Wilson Jackson

A young man abducted by aliens.

Narration by Matt Barnes

Visual Design by Kimberly Villaruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Read Interview with the Writer:
Interview with Writer Wilson Jackson (DO MY EYES DECEIVE ME)

Novel Movie: The Sanguinarian ID by L.M. Labat

What is your novel about?

L.M. Labat: The Sanguinarian Id is an illustrated horror, action, and historical fiction novel that follows the ruthless half-vampire Hael, through the bloodied ruins of a war-torn Europe. During WWII, Hael treks deep into the gnarled, darkened underground of Nazi Germany’s shadowed world. In this hell, she encounters a slew of nightmarish creatures, as she pursues the infamous madman Mendelson. On her journey, she teams up with a fellow halfvampire, the dhampir Josef, to hunt down and destroy the criminal dregs of both the human and vampire realms. With Mendelson’s body toll rising, Hael’s been stabbed, shot, and beaten, but she refuses to die, in her pursuit for revenge.

Narration by Matt Barnes

Visual Design by Kimberly Villaruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Read Interview with the Writer:
Interview with Novelist L.M. Labat (The Sanguinarian Id)

Novel Movie: TORN BETWEEN by Stacey Lynn Patterson

What is your novel about?

Stacey: My novel is about Gabreilla a young African-American photographer who goes on a vacation of a lifetime with her childhood friends and Accident Happens she dies she goes to a place called The between at her death and encounters the Forgotten there who rip her soul in half as she is revived back to the world of the living. The crazy adventure to go back and retrieve the other half of her soul is what dilemma is left on Gabriella’s lap

Narration by Matt Barnes

Visual Design by Kimberly Villaruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Read Interview with Writer:
Interview with Stacey Lynn Patterson (TORN BETWEEN)

Short Story Movie: Flatulent Fred, by Bill Lawrence

Watch Short Story made into a movie:

by Bill Lawrence

Narration by Becky Shrimpton

Editor & Visual Design by Carey Daiter

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

What is your short story about?

Supernatural vengeance against a corporate bully

What genres would you say this story is in?

Horror, business, computers

How would you describe this story in two words?

Supernatural vengeance

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

High Plains Drifter (That’s for real and I never thought about it until you asked that question. I like the spooky coincidence considering my last answer)

What is your favorite song?

(Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Thunder Road (Springsteen)

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

August 1914 by Solzhenitsyn. It’s been a long time since I read it though.

What motivated you to write this story?

Niece and nephew wanted a ghost story with a hint of childish humor.

. If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

Jesus. Of course, I have it every Sunday so no big deal.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Freedom

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

An email

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

Not until I have success.

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Count William, Short Story Reading by Tegon Maus

Watch the Winning 1pg. Short Story. Performed by Danielle Nicole

Watch COUNT WILLIAM:

Get to know writer Tegon Maus:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your 1pg Short Story about? 

Tegon Maus: Perceptions…. People already have their minds made up about almost everything. You can give them 3 words and they will jump ahead because they think they know where the story is going… I like to make sure they don’t !!

MT: What genres would you say this short story is in? 

TM: Humor

MT: How would you describe this story in two words?  

TM: Pleasantly unexpected

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life? 

TM: It would be a toss-up between ID4 / Twister or 5th Element I have seen them all at least 9 times !

MT: How long have you been working on this story?  

TM: A weekend

MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel? 

TM: Any of the Lensmen Series by E.E. Doc Smith

MT: What motivated you to write this story? 

TM: It was a Vampire story contest

MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with? 

TM: Jackson Pollock… I had read that in 1952 Jackson drank a six-pack of Coors beer and then filled the cans with different color paint… he then hung them with string over a blank canvas… poked a hole in the bottom of each with an ice pick and beat them wildly with a stick while listening to rock and roll ! The result is his now famous painting called Convergence that he sold to the Chicago Museum of Art for $68,000. Now that is a dinner conversation I would like to have !!

MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about? 

TM: I write, paint, sculpt, garden, wood work, and love to take naps !

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

Always looking for new readers.
 
MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?   

Only one ! Write whatever you want… not what’s popular. Just what YOU want to read… let everyone else follow you. Not the other way around.