N. J. Greenfield


Nicholas is an English-Australian writer born in the UK who moved to Sydney, Australia at seventeen and remained there till the call of overseas adventure replaced a sense of complacency at home. Six years later and he has lived in Paris, Düsseldorf, Mexico City, Cottbus, Rome and Aachen. Embracing both the isolation and discovery of such a transient life, Nicholas’ short stories channel a grounded form of magic realism, while his longer works lean more toward suppositional fiction, exploring themes of personal transformation and urban dystopia upon backgrounds of suspenseful mystery.

In 2014, Nicholas published his first short story, Persephone, alongside Thomas Ligotti in the international publication, Die Novelle. That short story was a featured read of the influential Wattpad group, Literary Fiction, where it was described as ‘like looking at a painting by a master artist.’ Such attention soon led to it being picked to become part of the International Indie Collection published by Self-e and distributed to American libraries in late 2015. A second short story, Flames, was published on the intercultural writer’s website, www.cecileswriters.com in April 2016, followed by a companion piece to Persephone titled, Hades, appearing in Michelle Jo Quinn’ anthology Hearts On Sleeves, a collection which amassed over 250,000 reads on Wattpad. Later this year, the surrealist Snow, will feature in Katie Wyatt’s photo book, And In My Dreams, to be published by Inspiritus Press, while a contribution to R.S. Kovach and Evan A. Jordan’s new project, The Decameron 2.0, is also being prepared for publication in December. The flash fiction story, Fragment, is to be included in in Centum Press’ upcoming One Hundred Voices’ anthology, Volume 2, while one of his earlier works, The Beat, will be published by the online magazine, Fictive Dream, in early 2017.

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You set the price! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A woman finds the form of her missing lover in the flames of a fire, but lacks caution as to what they can consume.
You set the price! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
A wife succumbs to insanity on the night of her marriage and her husband is left alone in an empty house. Filled with despair and longing, he sets out on a dream-filled voyage to find her.
The Bandaged Man
You set the price! Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
We all have secrets... The bandaged man’s chest rose and fell as the parentless brother and sister watched and waited. They waited for his secrets to be known, to discover why this hideously bandaged form had stumbled onto their dry and dying land. They waited to uncover why he carried a gun stained with blood. They waited for him to wake and walk and talk and free them from their misery.

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  • Betula Pendula: First Cycle - Spring on Sep. 24, 2014

    I cannot believe that this book is for free! I'm not normally a fantasy fan and so I was a little put off by the genre but, at the insistence of a friend who read the German version, I gave it a go and I am glad that I did. What I loved was the sense that anything could happen at any moment, the everlasting feeling of suspense that was, to be honest, written in such a way to be almost floating above and beyond the work, something background rather than like other thrillers which shove the suspense down your throat. As the first of a series, I am seriously looking forward to the next installment!