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National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Five More Writers

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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.


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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.

 

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Bill Wetzel is Amskapi Pikuni aka Blackfeet from Montana. He's a former bull rider/wrestler turned writer and a coauthor of the short story collection "The Acorn Gathering." His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the American Indian Culture (more...)
 
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