Jay Heltzer
MeetJay Heltzer
Jay Heltzer writes attention-challenged fiction, plays bass trombone, digs sloppy fountain pen sketches, and is in pursuit of the perfect cheeseburger.

From the mind of Jay

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Land of the Free, Home of the {Algorithm}-Manipulated Shopping Experience

One man’s search for a simple carry-all turns into a character blast of conservative proportions.

Jay Heltzer
May 18, 2022
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The Right Direction: {Tattoo}

Two brothers visit a tattoo parlor to get their first ink together. And in the stories of other customers’ ink, they find more of their own.

Jay Heltzer
May 2, 2022
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{My Bad}: The Spirit of Course Correction

When you get the chance for a single do-over on your life, will you pick the right moment to change everything?

Jay Heltzer
March 31, 2022
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In Mourning at the {Scene} of the {Crime}

The mystery was established in the form of a Facebook post by a grief-stricken brother. The suspects remain at large.

Jay Heltzer
March 24, 2022
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{Return Policy}: No Love on the High Seas

Trouble at the end of a voyage on the high seas as romantic honeymoons and reality TV try to mix. Hope you brought your Dramamine.

Jay Heltzer
March 3, 2022
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{You Gonna Eat That}! A Crash Course in Jazz

I thought I knew how to play jazz. They showed me how wrong I was.

Jay Heltzer
January 28, 2022
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The {Restart} Program

What happens when you get a very special offer that you won’t want to miss? Even if it’s the opportunity of a lifetime for a new lifetime?

Jay Heltzer
January 5, 2022
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{Santa Fan Fic}: The Night Dark Laurie Met Santa

Santa may be the bringer of good cheer, but can he reach everybody? The story of Dark Laurie and the Christmas sales.

Jay Heltzer
December 21, 2021
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{Get Lost}: The GPS Finally Admits It Has a Problem

Things get real at a Low-Confidence Appliance Anonymous meeting, when a GPS with no sense of direction shares its story for the first time.

Jay Heltzer
December 1, 2021
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