Interview with Leon Stevens

Author of The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories

Leon Stevens is a writer, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. Visit his website at:

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Leon Stevens Interviews Leon Stevens: Hello. I’m Leon Stevens, and I’m sitting here with author Leon Stevens who has written two books, Lines by Leon-Poems, Prose and Pictures, and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Well, here we are again.
  • It seems that way.
Your latest book is a science fiction book. Why the change in genre?
  • Science fiction has always been my favorite, and I had all these ideas kicking around.
Why short stories?
  • Why not?
Care to elaborate?
  • Some of my earliest memories of reading was short science fiction, either reading it or listening to my father making up stories at bedtime.
He made up stories for you?
  • I thought he did. I would come across stories as I was reading years later that I could have sworn I had read before, but then I realized that he had told those ones to me.
So he passed them off as his own?
  • Well, he didn’t say they were not, and I never asked, so no plagiarism there.
Any other reason for writing short stories?
  • When I have an idea and start to write, my stories seem to come to a natural conclusion sooner rather than later. There is a challenge to writing short, though. Developing characters to the minimum, letting the reader fill in the details of the setting, and I think successful short stories either end with a twist or leave the reader thinking.
Your shortest story?
  • The title story The Knot at the End of the Rope is 175 words. I have some stories in my poetry book, the shortest one there is 41, but it’s more of a caption to a picture than a story.
So, if you don’t have time to read a novel…
  • Exactly.
This has been fun as usual. Thank you for sparing the time to sit down and talk to me.
  • You knew I wasn’t doing anything anyway.
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