In celebration of National Short Story Month, I have asked several acclaimed fiction writers to answer five questions for me. My first installment included Alan Heathcock, Lydia Millet, Eddie Chuculate and Shann Ray. click here
My second installment consisted of Blackfeet author, Stephen Graham Jones. click here
My third installment was a diary from Navajo scholar and writer, Ashley Tsosie-Mahieu. click here
My fourth installment included four more authors, Seamus Scanlon, Erika Wurth, Matt Mendez and Sterling Holywhitemountain. click here
For my fifth, and final, installment
this month, I have answers from Naomi Benaron, Adrian C. Louis, Debra Magpie
Earling, Matt Pine and Jody Thompson.
Naomi Benaron, author of Love Letters from a Fat Man and Running The Rift
What is your favorite opening line of a short story?
"You moved into my apartment during the summer of the year before abortion became legal in France; that should fix it in past time for you, dear Mlle. Dias de Corta." From "Mlle. Dias de Corta." by Mavis Gallant.