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So far Nick Van Loy has created 33 blog entries.

Tequila Smiles When Jazz Notes Cry

By |2021-10-26T11:12:54+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 [...]

When The Ink Runs Dry

By |2021-07-29T14:42:11+01:00January 31st, 2021|Short fiction|

They had rented a car just outside of Phoenix. Only 400 miles to go. It was already noon and temperatures were at their highest. Charles had taken his shirt off. He liked driving around like that in a convertible. If the car had the top down; he felt obligated [...]

Woodland Prey

By |2021-07-29T14:43:56+01:00January 22nd, 2021|Short fiction|

It was hot outside and their car swirled over the road, tires glued to the asphalt. Eddie Vedder’s Society was playing in the background. They watched the last bit of civilisation float by through the window. The thermometer read 31°C, but inside the A/C was on full power. A [...]

Mexican Rum & Jazz Sessions

By |2021-07-29T14:45:58+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 |2021-07-29T14:46:34+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 |2021-07-29T14:46:45+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 |2021-07-29T14:48:26+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, [...]

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