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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When I Greeted the Next Day…

The latest in The Prompt’s “Our Politics are Fucked” series, exploring the many ways it felt and feels to come to grips with our new political realities.

Jay Heltzer
July 5, 2022
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{Mop the Floor}: The Dreamy Life of Captain Janice Bookface

A woman finds great adventure in the mundane chores of her dull life.

Jay Heltzer
June 24, 2022
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Steve Has Questions and Concerns (About {Who’s In Charge})

A man walks into a house of worship with concerns about the world around him and finds a bit more than he anticipated.

Jay Heltzer
June 7, 2022
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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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