Short Story: STANDING OVATION by Lionel Walfish

Watch the August 2016 Winning Short Story Reading. 

Reading Performed by actor Geoff Mays

STANDING OVATION by Lionel Walfish

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your 1pg Short Story about?

Living life through a living fantasy.

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

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

Two Lives

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

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train.’

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

Four hours

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


7. What motivated you to write this story?

This story is fashioned after an old acquaintance .

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

Rembrandt (if he were still alive)

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

Theatre and music

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

I enjoy entering writing contests

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

Always carry paper and pen.


Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting: Sean Ballantyne