116 pages – published October 2014
paperback ISBN: 978-1-925101-11-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-925101-12-6 / Kindle ISBN: 978-1-925101-13-3
what people are saying about The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories
Hilarious, irreverent, twisted, bawdy, brilliant – these short shorts by Nancy Stohlman feel like a series of off-kilter encounters with the strangest characters you swear you’ve met before in a previous, more interesting lifetime. With sly humor and daring, Stohlman weaves tiny tales reminiscent of Etgar Keret, but with her own inimitable stamp. The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories is an amazing collection. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of reading it.
Kathy Fish, author of Together We Can Bury It
Nancy Stohlman’s The Vixen Scream is warped and wonderful, a sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious flash fiction romp. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, never sure what I’d encounter on the next page but knowing I’d always be entertained – and more often than not, delighted.
Tom Hazuka, author of Flash Fiction, Flash Fiction Funny, Sudden Flash Youth, and You Have Time For This
Blasphemously funny and potent. Sudden fiction doesn’t get any foxier than this.
Christopher Allen, author of Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire)
Nancy Stohlman wrings epiphanies and hallelujahs from the flash fiction miracles in The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories. Stohlman is the Patron Saint of Flash Fiction and the Pirate Queen of Inventiveness. She infuses her stories with a richness of language; a depth of the surreal, and a healthy infusion of sanguine wit, guaranteeing readers fall at her feet in worship.
James Claffey, author of Blood A Cold Blue
The Vixen Scream is a collection of compelling and strikingly original stories – an imagination functioning at full throttle. Nancy Stohlman is a word-alchemist, and here is her book of wonders!
Robert Scotellaro, author of Measuring the Distance
In The Vixen Scream, Nancy Stohlman handles tiny men, death row inmates, pops, Avon lady stalkers, missing penises, clones with bad taste in literature, and a shitload of Biblical characters. This is a fun, profound, and brilliant world of eclectic stories that will have you laughing as you wonder, “Why didn’t I come up with this?” Somehow, Stohlman expertly creates vivid worlds in tiny stories that leap off the page and into the dark places of your soul.
Nathaniel Tower, author of Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands
Nancy Stohlman conjures up haunting blasts of wild-skewered, hilarious, subversive worlds within her masterful hands. The Vixen Scream and other Bible Stories is an original collection of flash beauties, peopled by “still-warm keys, propping the lid, listening to her heart.” Stohlman is inimitable and unforgettable! Get a copy!
Meg Tuite, author of Bound By Blue