Michael Twist


After eighteen years of teaching literature Michael Twist decided to try his hand at writing some of his own. Always fascinated by human nature, Michael's stories often focus on the decisions people make and the internal conflicts they experience in doing so.
Michael's short story "Ties That Bind," won the 2011 William Faulkner Riverfest Literary Competition. His short story "Americans Do Love Their Cars," won the 2011 Quid Novi Festival Writing Contest. Also in 2011, Michael placed second in the Writers' Journal, Write to Win Contest with his short story, "Nearly Perfect." In 2012 Michael placed two stories ("Tea in Chesapeake" and "Dear John") in the finals of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network as well as making the finals in the Press 53 Open Awards Competition with his short story "Out on a Limb." His micro-fiction has been short-listed numerous times in the Flash 500 competitions.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael Twist

  • A True Bizarre Story on Dec. 05, 2012

    Ramoutar tells a harrowing tale through two perspectives. This, I believe, can be done but is best told using the third person perspective for both, in order to facilitate smooth transitions on the part of the reader. The content of 'A True Bizarre Story,' is good, providing the essential shock value the genre demands, but punctuation needs addressing in areas of the story. All in all, an enjoyable read.