Winning Short Story: The Dad Sweater by Joshua Collins

Novel Writing Festival

Watch the May 2016 Winning Short Story Reading.

Watch THE DAD SWEATER:

Story performed by actor Sean Kaufman

Get to know writer Joshua Collins:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your 1pg Short Story about?

Joshua Collins: In a short synopsis: its about realizing one’s self worth based on ‘social-titles’, in a culture where self worth is measured by ‘what you’ve done’. Nothing worse than getting older and feeling like you’ve wasted your entire life on bad ideas and failed attempts at even mediocre success. Our culture’s unintended pressure of being ‘somebody’. And being a ‘somebody’ for someone else.

MT: What genres would you say this short story is in?

JC: Mostly comedy. But more like ‘dramedy’.

MT: How would you describe this story in two words?

JC: Life Crisis

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

JC: At the moment, because I’ve seen too many to remember, I’d…

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