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Count William, Short Story Reading by Tegon Maus
Watch the Winning 1pg. Short Story. Performed by Danielle Nicole
Watch COUNT WILLIAM:
Get to know writer Tegon Maus:
Matthew Toffolo: What is your 1pg Short Story about?
Tegon Maus: Perceptions…. People already have their minds made up about almost everything. You can give them 3 words and they will jump ahead because they think they know where the story is going… I like to make sure they don’t !!
MT: What genres would you say this short story is in?
MT: How would you describe this story in two words?
TM: Pleasantly unexpected
MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?
TM: It would be a toss-up between ID4 / Twister or 5th Element I have seen them all at least 9 times !
MT: How long have you been working on this story?
TM: A weekend
MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
TM: Any of the Lensmen Series by E.E. Doc Smith
MT: What motivated you to write this story?
TM: It was a Vampire story contest
MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with?
TM: Jackson Pollock… I had read that in 1952 Jackson drank a six-pack of Coors beer and then filled the cans with different color paint… he then hung them with string over a blank canvas… poked a hole in the bottom of each with an ice pick and beat them wildly with a stick while listening to rock and roll ! The result is his now famous painting called Convergence that he sold to the Chicago Museum of Art for $68,000. Now that is a dinner conversation I would like to have !!
MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
TM: I write, paint, sculpt, garden, wood work, and love to take naps !
MT: What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?
Always looking for new readers.
MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Only one ! Write whatever you want… not what’s popular. Just what YOU want to read… let everyone else follow you. Not the other way around.