The first volume of A Journal for Damned Lovers is a collection of prose that documents the fledgling footsteps of a failed lover-come-writer. Beginning with the end of romance and leading to the discovery that a desire to write is not only a healing mechanism but a way of embracing a fearful new future, ‘Damned Lovers is both an attempt by the author to reclaim his past and to explore the realms of love and loss amidst a landscape of faded photographs, hangovers, and a sense of melancholy both beautiful and numbing.
The second collection of prose by S. K. Nicholas continues the fledgling footsteps of a writer attempting to build a new future armed with a handful of words and a headful of visions. Each story presented here is a doorway to a bubble of time and space, home to romance, drunken despair, and the madness that comes from dedicating oneself to a life of writing. There are moments of tenderness and beauty, and those of violence and frustration, each one as necessary as the other. This journey is a dance between light and dark, with love, in all of its many forms, the driving force of both.