The Short Story

Ava Love Hanna
The Short Story is a bi-weekly, curated newsletter focused on unique themes — sometimes smart, usually funny, always awesome. Come join the fun!
Created 20 Nov 2020
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  • The Other People Edition
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 12 0
    This week I’ve been thinking a lot about other people. I’ve been thinking about what it means to live in a society — about how people are so necessary to our growth and survival, but as Sartre reminds...
  • The Fairer Sex Edition
    03 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 7 1
    Check out them ankles! Howdy from Texas! Yes, THAT Texas — the one that’s been in the news a bunch this week for… reasons. As a woman, living in Texas is an adventure — what with the unchecked and ram...
  • The Unexpected Edition
    13 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 8 2
    Nobody expects the Unexpected Edition. This week, it’s all about the unexpected. We’ve been dealing with a bit of that lately, huh? Pandemic > Vaccine > Less pandemic? > SuRPrIsE! More PANDEMIC in a b...
  • The Bears Edition
    30 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 8 5
    There WILL be bears. This week I’ve been thinking about bears. I think about bears a lot, honestly. They’ve been popping up in my life and in my work more and more often lately. It generally goes like...
  • The Rock Edition
    23 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 10 1
    It wasn’t a rock. It was a rock lobster. This week, I’ve been thinking about rocks. Nice, quiet rocks. They’re (mostly) inorganic, they’re not likely to worsen a pandemic, and they don’t make excuses ...
  • The Black Cat Edition
    16 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 9 0
    Pet me or I’ll bite you. Pet me and I’ll bite you. This week I’ve been thinking about cats — mostly, black cats. It’s easy for me to think about black cats because I have two of them and they’re prett...
  • The Literally Edition
    09 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 10 5
    We’re literally about to talk about the word literally. This week, I’ve been thinking about the word literally. I’ve literally been thinking about the word literally. People have big feelings about th...
  • The Impostor Edition
    02 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 12 4
    There is 1 impostor among us… This week — as with pretty much every week of my life — I’ve been thinking about impostor syndrome. Why do so many smart, talented people worry that their successes are m...
  • The Bicycle Face Edition
    25 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 8 0
    Oh no, she has… Bicycle Face. This week I’ve been thinking a lot about bicycle face, tiny pockets, the 19th amendment, and how sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same. So, let’s h...
  • The Tiny Things Edition
    18 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    When the world gets too big, I go small. It's time to pretend we're giants and explore the Tiny Things Edition. This week I'm thinking about tiny things. I’ve been thinking about a lot of big stuff la...
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