Interview with Writer Vivian Dixon Sober (THE DECEPTIVE MIRROR)

What is your short story about?

It’s about racial perception, perspective, and reality.

What genres would you say this story is in?

This story can be placed in eight genres: nonfiction, fiction, drama, biography, narrative, mainstream, tweens, and children.

How would you describe this story in two words?


What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Good Deeds-Tyler Perry

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Just My Soul Responding-Smokey Robinson

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt

What motivated you to write this story?

I was invited to write a 400-word story. I wanted to meet the challenge.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

My father

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about clothes, VW Beetles, decorating, Poodles, and reading

What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?

My mother made me promise her that I would use my voice—via writing or voice.

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

I encourage writers to put fear behind and to believe in themselves.

Watch the Short Story Reading:

Performed by Steve Rizzo


By matthewtoffolo

Filmmaker and sports fan. CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival

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