Story behind the story: Paul Heinz’s The Missing Ingredient

The story behind the story “The Missing Ingredient”

PAUL HEINZ
www.paulheinz.com

A transcription of a conversation with my therapist, July 2012

Therapist: So in summary, what you seem to be saying is that you’re still holding onto the humiliation you felt as a teenager.

Me:  Well, duh. Isn’t everyone? Continue reading

The story behind the story: Kathleen Ingraham

Kathleen Ingraham, author of “A Little Bit of Sunshine”
www.seekathleenwrite.com

My story, “A Little Bit of Sunshine” began while I was attending the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College. I was taking a class from the amazing David Yoo about beginnings.  One of our assignments was to write the first sentence of a story. The opening sentence to my piece is what I wrote. Continue reading