Jack Nicholls

About Me

Display Name

Jack Nicholls



What I Write

Writing Sample

“You remember that project I told you about,” she said, “where our Puppet Company is partnering with a church group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?”

I did.

“Well, guess what: it turns out that some branches of that church burn children alive, as witches.”

I stirred my cappuccino, thought about incandescent children, nodded. “I don’t think you should be in business with child burners,” I said. And we smiled at each with the helpless humour of people living in the world today.

What I Write

Fantasy short stories, poems, a diary, rambling letters to friends, essays on politics and culture, lists of my favourite things, and a science fiction novel.


Some include:

“We Just Have a Few Questions”, Medium (August 2017)

“Dune Time“, Tor.com (April 2016)

“SOS From Brexit-Land”, Business Insider (July 2016)

The Tale of the Aggrieved Astrologer“, Beneath Ceaseless Skies #101 (August 2012)

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I’m deep into a science-fiction novel at the moment, and hoping to add another 50,000 words to it over the Write-a-Thon.