“The Filmmaker – Eight Takes” by Grant Faulkner

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Alexander walks to an underground filmmaker, recalling his first wife's expression when he'd told her he was making a film about India's brothels. Cole listens to Alexander's every word, whilst imagining him back in the 60s in tie-die, dancing to the Grateful Dead, and John Change recalls first interviewing him in a massage parlor. Several voices converge in this satirical look at the role of the filmmaker and sex.

The Filmmaker - Eight Takes

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About the Author
Grant Faulkner likes big stories and small stories. He is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including The Southwest Review, Green Mountains Review, and PANK. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. He recently published a collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures, two of which are included in Best Small Fictions 2016. His book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Prompts to Boost Your Creative Mojo, will come out with Chronicle Books in the fall of 2017.
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