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National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Four 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.

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

And, for my fourth installment, I have four more authors, Seamus Scanlon, Erika Wurth, Matt Mendez and another epic collection of answers from another Blackfeet writer, Sterling Holywhitemountain.

Seamus Scanlon, author of As Close as You'll Ever Be

What is your favorite opening line of a short story?

Her name was Connie.
(Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been -- Joyce Carol Oates)

Name one short story that inspired you to write short stories yourself?

The Dead by James Joyce. Was about a Galway (my home town) girl Nora Barnacle (Joyce's wife) and her young boyfriend who died after waiting outside her house all night in the Galway rain.

Who are your five favorite short story writers?
James Joyce, Joyce Carol Oates, Frank O"Connor, Annie Proulx, Flannery O'Connor

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Bill Wetzel is a Blackfeet Indian and a coauthor of the short story collection "The Acorn Gathering". He has written for the Arizona Daily Wildcat and Red Ink Magazine and been anthologized in the Studies In Indian Literatures series. Follow him at: (more...)

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