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So far Nick Van Loy has created 29 blog entries.

El Curandero

By |2021-08-12T09:32:20+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 [...]

Tanabe

By |2021-07-29T14:36:59+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Character|

The name Tanabe was displayed in the plastic pouch behind the passenger seat. He was driving 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 kind of slow. People wanted to walk when [...]

Takayama, Jiro

By |2021-07-29T14:41:51+01:00March 22nd, 2021|Character|

I woke up by the 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 [...]

Tequila smiles when jazz notes cry

By |2021-07-29T14:39:59+01:00March 13th, 2021|Short fiction|

It seemed that overnight the people decided they could live without his writing. That it wasn’t necessary for this world. Jack was finished. The readers chewed him up and spit him out, down the river with the rest of the turds. Jack kept burning the midnight oil, trying to [...]

Limen Balenn Nan

By |2021-07-29T14:41:02+01:00March 3rd, 2021|Short fiction|

New Orleans, a city buried deep down in the Louisiana bayou. Laura had always been attracted to the musical vibe coming from the city. Originally, she wanted to go during Mardi Grass, but every hotel was fully booked a year in advance. Her backup plan was to visit the [...]

Online Redemption

By |2021-07-29T14:41:35+01:00February 8th, 2021|Short fiction|

It was Tuesday, which meant that today Jack was going to the coffee shop down the street. He liked going to this particular place. Not because the coffee was that good, the smell of it was actually better than the taste. But in this particular coffee shop, the air [...]

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