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So far Nick Van Loy has created 33 blog entries.

A Distant Past

By |2022-06-23T18:52:59+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Short fiction|

My name is Gabriel and I just turned ten years old, and I already have one true enemy—the sun. To say I’ve been brought up in a dark environment is an understatement. For as long as I can remember, and I can only remember the past two years, I [...]


By |2021-10-30T16:49:25+01:00October 30th, 2021|Short fiction|

I pulled my arm back in and rolled up the window. My watch said it was 3:55. Almost 4 AM and I was still driving through the night. I was glad we left Austin around midnight. That way we could beat the morning traffic. We were looking forward to [...]


By |2021-10-19T11:17:10+01:00October 19th, 2021|Short fiction|

Red means stop, orange means caution, and green means go. I watched as the light in front of me went from orange to red while my car came to a halt. It was the only car on this street, so I had all the time in the world to [...]

El Curandero

By |2022-03-12T14:50:26+01:00August 12th, 2021|Short fiction|

I looked at the bar, thinking to myself. “What the hell am I even doing here? This is nothing but a scam, a complete waste of time.” The keys of my car were dangling in my hand, still unsure about my decision. I pressed the key and I heard [...]

El Enano Loco

By |2021-07-29T14:10:44+01:00July 29th, 2021|Short fiction|

I suppose I had it coming. People just aren’t good for each other. Maybe I should start by introducing myself and give you a general idea of how I got here. My name is Javier and I’m a petty car thief. I’m not proud of it, but I have [...]


By |2023-01-25T00:10:34+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Character|

The name Tanabe was displayed in the plastic pouch behind the passenger seat. He drove up and down Greater Tokyo, looking for a new customer to pick up. The weather had cleared up to bright, blue skies, so business was slow. People wanted to walk when it wasn’t raining, [...]

Takayama, Jiro

By |2023-01-25T00:08:24+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Character|

I woke up with excruciating pain in my back. I was lying flat on my stomach on a tatami mat, wearing nothing but a traditional fundoshi. It took me a while to adjust to my new surroundings. Thin pieces of bamboo were scattered on the floor all around me. On my left [...]

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