“Death Row Hugger” now a short film by Cameron LeeWong

I’m not sure if there is anything more amazing than seeing your story become a short film, and Cameron LeeWong did an amazing job of capturing everything I wanted to say with this story. Thank you!

I do not know the names of the actors in this film, but please contact me for credit!

“Death Row Hugger” has been one of my most popular stories over the years. It was first published in 2014 in The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories and reprinted in 2018 the Norton anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction.

Read the full story text here:

BOOK TRAILER Premiere: “Going Short–An Invitation to Flash Fiction”

Happy Thursday! I hope you enjoy it! xoxoxo

With deepest gratitude to my awesome cast and creative team: Sue Ryplewski, Scott Ryplewski, Erik Wilkins, Toby Smith and Nick Busheff.

GOING SHORT: An Invitation to Flash Fiction by Nancy Stohlman

Published Oct 15, 2020 by Ad Hoc Fiction

Flash fiction is changing the way we tell stories. Carving away the excess, eliminating all but the most essential, flash fiction is putting the story through a literary dehydrator, leaving the meat without the fat. And it only looks easy.

Veteran writer, publisher, and teacher Nancy Stohlman takes us on a flash fiction journey: from creating, sculpting, re-visioning and creating books of flash, to best practices for writers in any genre. If you’re already a flash fiction lover, this book will offer new inspiration. If you teach flash fiction, you’ll want this book as part of your repertoire. And if you’re new to the form, you might find yourself ready to begin.

Nancy Stohlman has been a writer, editor, publisher, and professor of flash fiction for more than a decade. She has published multiple books of flash fiction and flash novels including Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities (a finalist for a 2019 Colorado Book Award), The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (2014), and The Monster Opera (2013).

Flash Q & A with Nancy Stohlman: Three reasons why you should start journaling

Today’s conversation: Three reasons why you should start journaling

Link to previous journaling video:

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Nancy Stohlman is the author of Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction (releasing October 15, 2020 from Ad Hoc Fiction) as well as multiple books of flash fiction including Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities (a finalist for a 2019 Colorado Book Award), The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (2014), and The Monster Opera (2013). She is the creator of The Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series and FlashNano in November. Her work has been anthologized in the W.W. Norton New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and the Best Small Fictions 2019. She teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Flash Q & A with Nancy Stohlman: Where do (your) stories come from?

Nancy Stohlman answers your common and not-so-common questions about flash fiction.

Today’s question: Your story “Loch Ness” is one of my favorite flashes. Where did it come from?

Watch all Flash Q & A with Nancy Stohlman craft talks here

Link to story “Loch Ness

Pre-order Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction

Nancy Stohlman is the author of Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction (releasing October 15, 2020 from Ad Hoc Fiction) as well as multiple books of flash fiction including Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities (a finalist for a 2019 Colorado Book Award), The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (2014), and The Monster Opera (2013). She is the creator of The Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series and FlashNano in November. Her work has been anthologized in the W.W. Norton New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction and the Best Small Fictions 2019. She teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder.