Interview with Writer Mary Kennedy Eastham (Twitter Short Story)

Matthew Toffolo: What gave you the idea to write this very short story?

I saw your call for Twitter stories and I literally sat down and wrote Dazzle Ray Pearl in I think ten minutes!

2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written so many stories – close to two hundred I would say and that’s not counting Haikus and poems. I have two books published The Shadow of A Dog I Can’t Forget – Poems & Prose and Squinting Over Water- Stories. I’m working on a third book of flash fiction stories called Little Earthquakes.

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

I lost my Mom young and she loved The Sound of Music. So that’s the movie I’ve probably watched the most times in my life. Runner up would be Breakfast at Tiffanys. Second runner up would be Something About Mary.

4) What’s your favorite thing about twitter? What’s your least favorite thing about twitter?

My favorite thing about Twitter is the vast reach it gives us. The dark side is Trump’s use of it for his own self-aggrandizement.

5) Who would you really like to have dinner with? (dead or alive)

I would love to have dinner with Van Jones and former President Obama, someplace intimate in LA. That would be a perfect evening for me.

Watch Twitter Story:

Performed by Carina Cojeen

DAZZLE RAY PEARL
by
Mary Kennedy Eastham

‘I’m scared staying at the motel,’ she said.
‘I’d rather be here
in this hot summer school class with you.’
She was found dead, out back by the empty motel pool
her school paper with the A+ I’d given her,
covering her big, sweet heart…
—–

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