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11/08/2010

Friends With Benefits

Here’s another Fall Grand Slam and Soiree contestant who will be brawling on November 10!

When Erica moved from the west coast to Philadelphia, there was only one thing missing…good weed. So she went where most people go to find special friends. Craigslist! Hear the rest of her saucy story below!

Don’t forget to check out our previously featured contestants here.

Name: Erica
Age: 32
Location: Germantown
Slam won: Friends with Benefits

What was the last thing you won (StorySlam not included)?
An award for “Best Style” at a staff bowling outing in NYC.  I count my approach out like dance steps and do a little hop between beats 3 and 4.  I really can’t bowl without the hop.  I believe the prize was two tickets to the movies.

In honor of FPA’s 10 year anniversary in 2011, tell us a story in 10 words.
These scars are bites from a 750 pound pig, Hilda.

What would your dream theme be for a Storyslam?
Scars.
What story would you tell?
A story about one of the surgical scars on my body.

Who do you know that tells the worst (or best) stories?
My Bedouin father in the Peace Corps, Dakhilallah Gublan Al-Fikur, told the best stories around the dinner fire pit.

Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?)
I’m an adventurous person.

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