June 2016 Novel & Short Story Winners

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

Watch the June 2016 Winning Novel & Short Story Performance Readings. All stories read and performed by professional actors:

ACTORNOVEL Reading – OBITER DICTA
May 2016 Reading
Written by Lucien M.

ACTORNOVEL Reading – ALEX THE INVENTOR
May 2016 Reading
Written by Gordon Brynelson

ACTORJUNE 2016 Poetry Readings
Watch the 4 poems performed by professional actors.

ACTORShort Story Reading – I THOUGHT THE CAR WAS YELLOW
May 2016 Reading
Written by Eduardo G. Diaz

ACTORShort Story Reading – MAMA’S PURFECT DAY
May 2016 Reading
Written by Richard Marra

ACTORShort Story Reading – INSIDE OUT
May 2016 Reading
Written by Phaedra Greenwood

ACTORShort Story Reading – DESTINY OF JOY
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Eastham

ACTORShort Story Reading – ANY PRICE FOR HAPPINESS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Robert B. Nelson

ACTORShort Story Reading – CULT FAN
May 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Lee Ronhovde

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Winning Short Story: ANY PRICE FOR HAPPINESS by Robert B. Nelson

Watch the June 2016 winning short story.

ANY PRICE FOR HAPPINESS  by Robert B. Nelson

Performed by Geoff Mays

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your 1pg Short Story about?

The story is based on actual events- the Flint water crisis and Governor Snyder’s reaction to it.

2. What genres would you say this short story is in?

Historical Fiction.

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Catastrophic Indifference.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Big Lebowski.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

2 hours.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Yes. Brave New World.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

The abysmally pathetic response to a major public health crisis by a Governor more concerned with saving money than protecting people’s lives.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Bob Dylan.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Providing assistance to low-income citizens.

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

It seemed like an appropriate forum for this work.

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

Keep writing – you never run out of ideas.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne