LISA, Twitter Short Story, by Robert Fleet

Watch the Short Story LISA, by Robert Fleet:

Get to know writer Robert Fleet:

1) What is your very short story about?

The sad end of an affair.

2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?

Motivation for the story was from life observation itself: in an affair there is always someone hurt. For submission to the festival: I was intrigued by the idea of culling a full story down to its basic heart.

3) What movie have you seen the most in your life?

John Ford’s The Searchers – followed closely by Roman Polanski’s Chinatown and Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend.

4) How many scripts and stories have you written?

Several published novels and produced feature screenplays, most of them for independents, but a couple of them for larger producers and publishers.

5) What artists would you love to work with?

I’ve been lucky enough already to have worked with Judi Dench, Clint Eastwood and Michael Lindsay-Hogg, so right now I’m looking for younger artists like (non-Mad Max) Tom Hardy, Caroline Proust (Engrenages) and, although we’ve worked together before, on an equal footing with Leonardo DiCaprio and, maybe the director Mike Leigh (although he’s another oldster).

6) What is your passion in life?

Storytelling that touches something in the human spirit, tragic or comic, in any media, in any creative capacity: writer, director or actor.

7) Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short story?

Yeah, of course it’s tweet length – but think more evocatively: the haiku. An even shorter form that tells a story in only 17 syllables. Let what you write hint at all the possibilities of what is unwritten – like the thoughts behind a slight smile.


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