Eddie Chuculate, author of "Cheyenne Madonna"
What is your favorite opening line of a short story?
"In the fall the war was always there,
but we did not go to it anymore." "In Another Country,"
Name one short story that inspired you to write short stories yourself?
"The Lament," Anton Chekov
Who are your five favorite short story writers?
Hemingway, Chekov, Tobias Wolff, Flannery
O'Connor, Chris Offutt.
What are five short stories that you would recommend everybody should read?
"In Another Country," EH
"The Lament," AC "The Liar," TW "A Good Man is Hard to
Find," FO "Fleur" Louise Erdrich
If you could fight any character in a short story who would that be?
Lockjaw Watkiss in Steve Lattimore's "Circumnavigation" (Houghton Mifflin, 1997)