Interview with Writer H. Rena Norrod (Twitter Short Story)

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

H. Rena Norrod: Honestly, I was working on my young adult novel when I saw the prompt for the micro story, and I have a star baseball player as one of my three main characters. There is a scene where another character is being very aggressive and bullying my player, so I thought it was too bad I wasn’t writing horror or I could do something about it. When I saw your prompt, I used it as a means to let my baseball player get even with his nemesis.

2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

Wow. I’m guessing just saying a lot isn’t good enough. So, I’ll break it down. I’ve written ten novels, three short scripts, eight full-length spec screenplays, and a whole battery of short stories. Most of them are contemporary, but a handful of them are fantastical. They’re all thrillers, suspense, and horror. I do have one rom-com spec and a drama spec too though.

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

The movie I’ve watched the most that resonated with me the most is SECONDHAND LIONS. It’s one of my favorites. When my son was little we also wore out the old VHS copy of SCOOBY-DOO & THE BOO BROTHERS too. I’ve bought multiple copies of both of these films though.

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

Twitter is an amalgam. There is just as much to love about it as there is to hate about it. I love the ability to connect with fellow artists near and far, but sometimes the viciousness of trolls is a bit overwhelming.

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

That’s a tough one. There are a few and I’m not sure I can pin it down to just one. Lucille Ball for breaking ground as a female comedienne. Marilyn Monroe for instilling body positive vibes into the world of women. Jackie Kennedy for showing women how to be strong. Ava DuVernay for being the queen of female screenwriting. There are just so many. If they are strong women that have made the world better for women, then I’ll buy them a drink.

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HUEY’S MISSED PITCH
By: H. Rena Norrod

Without a flinch, he stared as the baseball smacked into his face on the sultry day. Huey Jon was the man that missed no pitches after all, and today was no exception. When the umpire realized he wasn’t bleeding, the stands grew quiet. Old Huey was finally dead. The job was done.
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Interview with Writer Regina Puckett (Twitter Short Story)

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

Regina Puckett: I find it fascinating how people think they can get away with murder, but they usually get caught.

2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written 146 short stories and books.

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

I’ve watched all of the Harry Potter movies over and over again.


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

Twitter has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that not everyone on Twitter can be trusted.

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

Jesus 

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SINS, by Regina Puckett

We were young and stupid – too stupid. We thought we could bury the body in the past and it would stay there, but the rain came and all of our sins came to light. Now we are old and behind bars. We sit here waiting to pay for our sins.

Interview with Writer Heather Haven (Twitter Short Story)

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

Heather Haven: I have always loved flash fiction. Every word has to count. It’s a good exercise for a writer.

2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I am the author of numerous stories, long and short, and have written 14 mystery novels, as well.

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

The Birdcage and Enchanted April are tied.

4) What’s your favorite thing about twitter?

The expediency.

What’s your least favorite thing about twitter?

The expediency.

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

Shakespeare

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Dental Plan by Heather Haven

Mr. Pitkin came home from the dentist after 43 years’ absence. His new fillings were enveloped by music.
“Turn that off,” his wife said.
“Can’t, fatso.”
She slapped him. He strangled her.
The murder case is pending but the music lives on.

Interview with Writer Tony Thorne MBE (Twitter Short Story)

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

Tony Thorne: It just came to me, reading the news.

2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

About 120 and still at it.

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

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

4) What’s your favorite thing about twitter?

Easy to handle. What’s your least favorite thing about twitter? Some of the pathetic posts.

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EXPENSIVE ONE, by Tony Thorne MBE

Evenings I do enjoy random surfing on my iPad.
Early today six cars arrived outside my house. Some big guys with guns got out and began attacking my front door. I let them in.
Now my iPad is gone and I’m in this cold cell, for typing “Taliban.”.

Interview with Writer Toye Brown (Twitter Short Story)

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

Toye Brown: Men seem fascinated by a woman’s hair. So I thought I’d something quirky and funny with a wig.

2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written and self-published 42 novels under the name Toye Lawson Brown.

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

Dirty Dancing would be number one. Unstoppable, Miss Congeniality, The Brothers, The Wood, Diary of Mad Black Woman. I have plenty of movies I watch over and over.

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

You can shorten language and not get nailed for it. I wish more characters and emojis could be used.

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

Michelle Obama (actually both the Obama’s), Jeff Gordon because I loved the way he raced and he is so cute, The entire Indian’s baseball team, and if any of my characters written in my novels were real, all of them.

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A PIECE OF HAIR by Toye Brown

He hugged her confessing how much he would miss running his fingers in her hair once he returned home. She pulled back and said, “Here, take my hair as a reminder of our love.” That night, he slept with the wig, his fingers entwined.

Interview with Writer Robert Craven (Twitter Short Story)

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

Robert Craven: The idea came from my first novel GET LENIN – (available at Amazon & Kobo platforms). I saw this short story as the tag-line / the pitch for the story

2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written 6 novels & in the final edits of my 7th – I studied screenplay about 20yrs ago, but never followed up.

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

My most watched movie of all-time is Billy Wilder’s ‘Some Like it Hot.’, its well over a hundred times, it is that rarity, absolutely flawless

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

My favourite thing about Twitter – a real sense of engagement when I tweet. My least favourite thing, the cruel trolling.

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

I would love to have dinner with Freddie Mercury, I think it would be a rollercoaster ride!

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Ingénue, Muse, Model, Assassin, by Robert Craven

Meet Eva, an allied agent at the heart of the Third Reich.

She’s uncovered a plot & she’s the only one who can stop it…

Interview with Writer Bob Canning (Twitter Short Story)

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

Bob Canning: DONALD TRUMP BEING A MINDLESS DICK, AS USUAL.


2) How many stories/screenplays have you written?

APPROXIMATELY 12 FULL-LENGTH SCREENPLAYS, 25 SHORT SCREENPLAYS/6 STAGE PLAYS AND ABOUT 25 SHORT PLAYS

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

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, CALAMITY JANE, THE BIRDS/Recently BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

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

NOT CRAZY ABOUT TWITTER IN ANY CASE BUT THE LEAST FAVORITE THING IS THAT IT ALLOWS TRUMP TO TWEET AT ALL

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

FEMALE: DORIS DAY (I LOVED HER)/MALE: LORD BERNERS (RESEARCHING HIM FOR A PROJECT)

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MY PRAYER, by Bob Canning

My crazy thoughts since the 2016 election have become daily haikus. Like:

Trump called Mayor Pete

Alfred E. Newman. This from

our Baby Huey?

God, in 2020, please make America Sane Again.