Two Short Stories by Nielson Sophann Hul

June 18, 2016
Nielson Hul was born in Cambodia and shortly after moved to Long Beach, California. He joined the U.S. Army after graduating from L.B. PolyHigh School and served for six years as a Combat Medic in the 3rd Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, GA. After switching to the reserves from active duty, he went to Long Beach City College and transferred to UCLA where he earned his BA in English. Later, he moved to Honolulu, Hawai’i to attend the University of Hawai'i at Manoa where he earned his MA in Linguistics using Khmer as a research language. After almost a decade on O'ahu, Nielson Hul and his family have moved back to Long Beach where he now teaches English and Khmer at LBCC. He also teaches English at Los Angeles Harbor College and other area colleges.  Nielson is a father of three and veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) during which he served as a Combat Medic.  Teaching language and writing is his passion. He loves turning college students into the writers they often didn't know they could be. He has been teaching and tutoring English for almost a decade and prides himself on lectures and classes that are active and engaging.   FLEUR-DE-LIS A SHORT STORY BY NIELSON...

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Eight Short Stories from Horatio Potter’s Plot Workshop (June 2013)

July 13, 2015
The following short stories were produced in Horatio Potter's Short Story Plot Workshop in June of 2013. 1) “A Wealthy Man Encounters a Difficult Time” By   Sivngim Nguon There was a wealthy man with a beautiful wife. He was born in a rich family with many rice fields, factories, and other businesses.   Even when he traveled to another provinces, he found that he had everything and he never had any difficulties, compared to others who would tell him about their difficult lives. The wealthy man asked himself why he had never felt any difficulty. After thinking about others with their problems, he decided to tell his wife that he wanted to discover sadness; his wife rejected this idea. But he did’t care about his wife’s objections. So he decided to leave home and find a place where he could experience difficulties. On his travels, he met poor people without any food, beggars, and sick people who asked him for help. Since he had brought a lot of money with him, he gave some to them but still was not able to experience any difficulty himself. Just when he decided to return home, he saw an old man near the riverbank drawing a picture. This old man...

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“Theary and Visal”

January 4, 2013
Author: Ty Theavy It was a short story which written by Ty Theavy, the participator who attended the Nou Hach Advisory Board Workshop on September 15-16,2012.It is available to read as PDF now Theary n...

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“រឿងជញ្ជឹងឥតកូន”


Author: Horn Sophal It was a short story which written by Horn Sophal, the participator who attended the Nou Hach Advisory Board Workshop on September 15-16,2012.It is available to read as PDF now Read More »



“The Revolver” by Phin Santel

June 28, 2012
  “The Revolver” won second place in short fiction at the Nou Hach Literary Contest in 2006, and was published in Nou Hach Literary Journal, Vol. 3. Translation by Nou Hach Literary Association, 2006.  Author Phin Santel blogs at KhmerBird.com.  He is working on a new novel "The Quiet Cambodian."      
The Revolver 

by Phin Santel
Author’s Note:

The original story was written in Khmer. It was limited to twenty-five
pages and I was advised not to write about the subject of love. It was 
also the first time I had written a story so I wasn’t really sure what 
to write about. I wrote a story longer than twenty-five pages so the one
I sent to the Nou Hach Literary Competition was a shorter version. It 
actually won the second-place prize for short fiction, making me a 
little nervous. “The Revolver” comes closer than the original story to 
what I have been facing from the first day that I started to write about
my country. It’s more about me and my difficulties than the real story 
itself. The real story is about a rural woman and her rice field, a 
water pump and a revolver.

Forget about me ...follow the woman. I hope that you will like her...

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