Jay Nichols


Jay Nichols was born in Houston, Texas, in the late '70s and resided there until the mid '00s. He then moved to San Antonio, where he began work on his debut novel, Canis Major.

His fiction is sometimes funny, sometimes cruel. He takes no prisoners and won't hesitate to break your heart.

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Monkey Bars
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
On the precipice between salvation and ruin, an unnamed man sits alone in a parked car, waiting for something to happen. Reminiscing about the good old days will only take him so far. It's up to him - and only him - to choose his fate.
Emily Smiles for April
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Emily receives a bouquet of violets for her sixteenth birthday. She thinks they remain in a vase on her nightstand, but they keep popping up in the most unusual places. In a perfect world, this mysterious phenomenon would elicit a bewildered smile from Emily, but Emily doesn't doesn't smile much anymore. Then again, Emily's world is far from perfect.
Life in 2012
Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
God, how I miss looking forward to the 2012 Apocalypse. Here's a poem I wrote in late 2012 expressing my eagerness for a change, be it good or bad.
Insomnia (A Poem)
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Fiction » Literature » Literary
This isn't a book. It's a poem - a free one. I hope you enjoy.
Canis Major
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 190,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
After seventeen-year-old Russell Whitford confronts and kills a rabid dog, he seeks to prevent the news from reaching the dog's owner, whose hair-trigger temper is well-known in the small town of Riley, Alabama

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