The Short Story by Ava Love Hanna

Welcome to The Short Story!

The Short Story is a bi-weekly curated collection of things to read, watch, or think about relating to a central theme.

Like a good short story, I’m aiming for thoughtful brevity, with just enough material to give us something to ponder or make us laugh before we jump back into our day.

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Meet Ava

Ava Love Hanna - Writer & Storyteller
Ava Love Hanna - Writer & Storyteller

Hi, I’m Ava Love Hanna!

I'm a professional writerpublished playwright, and award-winning speaker and storyteller in Austin, Texas.

I write things like essayssatireplays, jokes, and stories. They're usually funny.

Sometimes my plays or sketches are on stage, sometimes I am. Sometimes, both things happen at the same time.

I'm the co-host of the new comedy/storytelling podcast, Stories Found
Check out the podcast and send us a funny story!

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I’m always excited to share your work in the newsletter or on my podcast, Stories Found.

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The Short Story is a bi-weekly, curated newsletter focused on unique themes — sometimes smart, usually funny, always awesome. Come join the fun!


Writer and storyteller. Continually amazed by how often I'm mistaken for a real grown-up. Part of the funny on the Stories Found podcast.