J. R. Nichols Writes Short Fiction
Two Recently Released Shorts are available now on Amazon!
A colicky baby.
A know-it-all in-law.
What is that awful smell?
The start of such an amazing family adventure is enough to send one exhausted Mom running…
…but only briefly, and only to the nearby lake shore, with its promise of solitude and serenity.
Alas, even this temporary escape is ruined as her peaceful meditation turns into a thorough cataloguing of her parental shortcomings. She may never become the Supermom she pretends to be, but can she pull it together long enough to survive this vacation?
Fans of Erma Bombeck and parents everywhere will appreciate this humorous, relatable glimpse into the struggles inherent to modern motherhood.
It’s the off season… and it’s about to go off.
The tourists are gone and the streets of Little Bavaria are quiet – Until a gang of nefarious bikers rolls into town.
One young woman, caught in the fray, is handed a gun and told to hide. As the violence escalates, she must either shoot or run to survive.
Will she find her way home, or will the events of this once quiet afternoon re-shape her destiny?
Books One and two of the Summervilles Saga are available on Amazon.com
Moriah Walker is struggling to cope with the death of her son Joshua. Her life consists of working and visiting his grave.
So when a mysterious gentleman appears and offers Moriah the one thing she wants more than anything – the chance to see her beloved boy again, she is convinced that he is a product of her grief-stricken imagination.
But Moriah cannot explain the series of events that follow.
Second Chance is the first story in the Summervilles Saga, which chronicles the efforts of three alien races to survive invasion and unrest, and the first contact between them and the citizens of each of the world’s Summervilles.
If a raccoon can be taught to communicate in sign language, can he also be taught to play video games?
This is what Theo Brown wonders when he enters a secret laboratory and makes a new, furry friend – a raccoon named Cornelius (Corny, for short). Unbeknownst to Theo, Corny is actually a disguised alien from the planet Nebulizer, who longs to get back to the forest and discover the fate of the remainder of his crew.
Corny’s days are numbered – the evil Dr. who holds him captive has plans to eliminate all of the lab’s creatures, including Corny.
Can Theo save Corny from certain death? Will Corny ever get back to planet Nebulizer? More importantly, will Theo ever get the chance to witness Corny’s nifty little paws manipulate a Gamebox controller?
Second Nature is the second story in the Summervilles Saga, which chronicles the efforts of three alien races to survive invasion and unrest, and the first contact between them and the citizens of each of Earth’s Summervilles.