Nick Stokes

Biography

Nick Stokes is the author of the novel AFFAIR, first serialized by The Seattle Star, the (anti)-choose-your-own-adventure YOU CHOOSE, and the attempt to consciousness ARTIFACT COLLECTIVE. His short prose and fictions and nothings have been published by Bumf, Paper Darts, Crab Orchard Review, Mixer, Waccamaw, Prick of the Spindle, Knock, and others. His plays have been seen in various venues: DUELS in a built garden at 12th Ave Arts in Seattle and On the Boards NWNW Fest, WAS IS WILL BE MUSIC in a Seattle hotel room, and THE SOUND WE MAKE in Tacoma's Old City Hall. DUELS, produced in 2016 by amador/stokes, received reviews that said such words as "an absorbing work of agricultural absurdity" and "a vibrant, surreal production" and "DUELS presents a cornucopia of senses, languages, themes, and genres ... reminds us what it means to be human" and "Come the f*** on with this s***." He once-upon-a-time packed mules in Montana, lives in Tacoma, and is virtually sometimes at nickstokes.net.

Where to find Nick Stokes online

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Books

Artifact Collective: An Attempt to Consciousness
Price: Free! Words: 196,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
ARTIFACT COLLECTIVE: an attempt to consciousness is an attempt to create consciousness in a book.
You Choose
Price: Free! Words: 178,760. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
YOU CHOOSE is an (anti)-choose-your-own-adventure. You hear a scream ...
Affair
Price: Free! Words: 59,710. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
Affair is a novel by Nick Stokes. A man who collects sticks and gathers stones has an affair with a woman in the woods and struggles to return to his wife. An author writes about a man having an affair in order to destroy the man and discover who he is. The two stories are woven and inextricable. Affair was serialized by The Seattle Star from 2012-2014.
An End
Price: Free! Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The last survivors of the Community fight to live and die in authenticity and love while Others thrive: an account of an end of our species. An End, a short story, was first published by Mixer Publishing.
What Never Happened: An Observation
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened: An Observation, a short story, was first published in Waccamaw, Issue 7.
Rise, then Descend
Price: Free! Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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A modern dispossessed man climbs a sacred mound that an ancient native civilization builds. They descend. Rise, then Descend, a short story, was first published in Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 18 #1.
1 Day
Price: Free! Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature
A single mother teaches high school literature, parents her young son, and fights through a day. 1 Day, a novelette, was first published by the literary journal Prick of the Spindle.