Winning Short Story: TEARS FOR MY BABY SISTER by Jody T. Morse

Novel Writing Festival

Watch the May 2016 Winning Short Story Reading.

TEARS FOR MY BABY SISTER by Jody T. Morse

Performed by actor Becky Shrimpton

Get to know writer Jody T. Morse:

1. What is your 1pg Short Story about?

When in our twenties, my sister and I led very different lives. For instance, while I resided in Germany and toured Europe with a dance company, she happened to be a resident of the Kentucky State Penitentiary – for running a crystal meth lab. This story is of the first time I visited her in prison – how I felt and who we both were in that moment. This piece is about the triumph of sisterly love.

2. What genres would you say this short story is in?

Creative non-fiction or lyrical essay or flash non-fiction (does that even exist?). I guess it’s somewhat genre fluid.

3. How would you describe this story…

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