Rebekah Schleppy: First Place
Q & A with first place winner Rebekah Schleppy
EE: Why did you enter the short story contest?
RS: Because after I wrote it, I was very happy with my work and I wanted to share it with others.
EE: What inspired the story?
RS: Well I have always been interested in the Vietnam War and thinking about what these soldiers went through is what inspired the story.
EE: How long did it take to write?
RS: About two weeks
EE: What do you like about it?
RS: I liked that I got to use my creativity to write a story, and controlled what happens in it.
EE: Which other stories were your favorite? Why?
RS: Even though her short story didn’t make it into the contest, my favorite was “The Waiting Room,” by Hilari Parsons
EE: Are you surprised that you won?
RS: Yes, I was surprised because the other short stories were really good!
EE: What are you going to spend your Sheetz money on?
RS: I’m going to use it to buy gas for my car.