Nicholas has written over 50 short stories and a novel.
Sylmar (published Winter 2020 in Please See Me)
A story about a mental patient obsessed with his ever-impending discharge from a state hospital to a step-down facility in Sylmar, and what happens when he makes it there.
To Know (published June 2016 in Indiana Voice Journal)
A brief meditation on dying involving a yoga teacher.
The Passion of Jazz and Other Short Stories (A free e-book)
This collection of short stories by Nicholas Bridgman delves into finding beauty and love in unexpected places, including when young classical musicians develop a passion for jazz and for each other, vacations to the Grand Canyon and Ireland go horribly wrong, a grandfather sends his grandson a gift from beyond the grave, and a man with schizophrenia finds himself incarcerated. Available as a free download at Smashwords, in the e-book format of your choice.
Grandfather's Gift (published Oct. 2015 in Pilcrow & Dagger)
A short story about the extremes it sometimes takes for us to appreciate the gifts we have.
One of the narrator’s fictional characters, Detective Gladstone, has gained consciousness and stepped out of a novel into reality. He gradually adjusts to the real world with the narrator’s help, picking up insights along the way about what it means to be human. But an anti-illegal immigrant group does not want him in reality, and he must face down its leader to self-actualize as a real person.