Short Story: THE WALKER by Stephen John Karnaghan

Watch the September 2016 Wining Short Story.

Performed by actor Julian Ford

THE WALKER by Stephen John Karnaghan

Get to know the writer:

What is your 1pg Short Story about?

The Walker is a story about how we all go through life not telling ourselves the truth. People go through life not living their true lives and let others dictate who we are and what we do.

What genres would you say this short story is in?


How would you describe this story in two words?

Be true

What movie have you seen the most in your life?


How long have you been working on this story?

It takes me quite a while to finish a story and this one took me about three months.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

What motivated you to write this story?

While I was sick I started to think about I had not been true to myself and started the story from that point.

What artist would you love to have dinner with?

I would like to have dinner with Steve Reich. One of the turning points in my life was hearing “It’s Gonna Rain” for the first time. This piece is one of the greatest musical compositions of all time.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am driven to compose music that represents modern times.

What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?

This is a wonderful contest because I have always found that I wanted to write using only the necessary words of the story.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Be truthful to yourself about how good your writing is and edit, edit, edit.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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