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So far Nick Van Loy has created 27 blog entries.

Mexican Rum & Jazz Sessions

By |2020-11-21T11:57:23+01:00November 20th, 2020|Short fiction|

I had a notorious list of things I wanted to give up in my life, but she was never on there. Before her, I didn’t even like jazz. I almost feel inclined to say I hated it. I had always been a seeker, never stayed in one place for [...]

Burritos with Poetry and Tequila

By |2020-11-03T17:32:33+01:00October 31st, 2020|Short fiction|

Typewriter in hand, I went from bar to bar. Drinking whiskey and smoking cheap cigars. After I lost my job, I decided I wanted to become a poet, a travelin’ poet nonetheless.  First things first, I sold most of my stuff and boarded the first plane towards the land [...]

Swing Life Away

By |2020-10-24T17:25:33+01:00October 24th, 2020|Short fiction|

It wasn’t our usual Thanksgiving family vacation. My aunt had an old house somewhere in Louisiana. It was not far from New Orleans, but still far enough to prevent me from sneaking out to Bourbon Street. I was stuck here, stuck with a family that did nothing but fight. [...]

Keep Austin Weird!

By |2020-10-16T14:55:30+01:00October 16th, 2020|Travel|

It was hot, way too hot, and I just came back from a whiskey distillery. Civilization was floating by through our window, while Eddie Vedder's Society was playing in the background. The thermostat read 100°, but inside the A/C was on full power. The interstate was owned by big, [...]

In search for black gold in the Minca jungle

By |2021-01-08T14:09:13+01:00September 29th, 2020|Travel|

When I say Colombia, most people think about a notorious drug lord and the most dangerous comuna in the world, but when I hear Colombia, my mind drifts off to the one thing that is able to wake me up in the morning: coffee, also known as black gold. [...]

De Wachter van Rubjerg Knude Fyr

By |2020-10-24T17:21:09+01:00September 29th, 2020|Short fiction|

De ijzige wind sloeg genadeloos toe op de kale krijtrotsen. De laatste jaren hadden de natuurkrachten lelijk huis gehouden op de laatste vuurtoren van de streek. De meeste van de rotsen waren ondertussen bijna volledig afgebrokkeld, waardoor de vuurtoren elk moment dreigde in te storten, al tuimelend de dieperik [...]

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