Books & Short Stories

THE ROAD
(2019) by Nicolas D. Sampson

The road is plagued by conflict and death. The traveler seeks sweet respite, release, perhaps even meaning. The world is round, the journey long, going in circles.

Published in the poetry collection: The Song Of A Sparrow

I REMEMBER NOW
(2019) by Nicolas D. Sampson

Memory provides meaning to one's life. But as the years go by and one grows old, memory breaks down.

Published in the short story collection: Memories Of Yesterday

THE WAR OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES
(2019) by Nicolas D. Sampson

The greatest wars are fought not on the battlefields, but inside us. The greatest injuries are the ones we inflict on ourselves.

Published in the poetry collection: The Song Of A Sparrow

HOJA AND HIS SHADOW
(2018) by Nicolas D. Sampson

Orhan Pamuk's novella The White Castle is an introspective yarn about an existential cat-and-mouse game between two stubborn doppelgangers fighting for recognition in 17th-century Ottoman Empire. This essay deconstructs Pamuk's identity-driven novella.

Published in Panorama: Lost
(Quarterly Issue)

UNRESOLVED ISSUES
(2017) by Nicolas D. Sampson

A patient visits a renowned psychiatrist, but it turns out the psychiatrist is dealing with some problems of his own.

Published in The Scofield: Issue 2.2

FLAMES AND SHADOWS
(2017) by Nicolas D. Sampson

Nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize for short fiction, Flames And Shadows is the story of a sixteen-year-old metalhead and would-be poet on Christmas holidays in an Alpine village.

Published in Panorama: Seen
(Quarterly Issue)