Steve Bensinger – October 2016 Short Story Winner

Performed by Michelle Alexander

October 2016 Winning Short Story

In the Clearing  by Steve Bensinger

What is your short story about?

A confrontation between someone who does not compromise and someone who does

What genres would you say this story story is in?


How would you describe this story in two words?


What movie have you seen the most in your life?

You’ve Got Mail

How long have you been working on this story?

About a month

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction

What motivated you to write this story?

Dynamic between the outsider and the insider

What artist would you love to have dinner with?

The editor-writer Robert Gottlieb

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?


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

To be honest, it was inexpensive and there’s always a chance something good can come from it

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

Work your butt off learn from your mistakes

By WILDsound Festival

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