“My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark” is a FINALIST for The Vera Flash Fiction award: I need your vote!

I just found out that Blink Ink nominated me for the Vera Flash Fiction prize and I’m a FINALIST! (And in good company, I might add). Right now the crowd is voting and it would be the BEST holiday gift ever if you would take literally 30 seconds and vote for my story, “My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark.” Pretty please and thank you!!
Please vote and thank you so much!
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2015 Pushcart Prize Nomination!

A huge thanks to Doug Mathewson and Sally Reno for including me in this year’s Blink Ink 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominations!

This is my first nomination–woohoo!

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Pushcart 2015 Nominated piece by Nancy Stohlman:

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My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark.

The trick, he says, is to just lightly move the fingers. The shark has the frozen, unimpressed expression of all sharks. Are you coming home for dinner? I can’t stop now, he said. It’s only been 9 hours. It’s about goals, he added.
Your mother never taught you the importance of having a real goal.

Nancy Stohlman