Nan: The Trifling Times of Nathan Jones
by Moses Miller
On Christmas Eve 1985, young Nathan "nan" Jones and his parents were
headed home from a day of last minute shopping when tragedy struck. A few blocks away,
a crazed drug addict on a PCP fueled rush had committed a double homicide and was
frantically fleeing the scene of a crime. As the police pursued, he made a desperate
attempt to evade them, which sent his car careening into a sea of unsuspecting pedestrians.
As EMS workers arrived on the scene, they noticed a thirteen year old boy standing
alone in the middle of the street, his facial expression emotionless. in less than a New York
minute, his life had tragically changed.
Nathan would spend the rest of his teenage years in an orphanage, where he befriended
another teen named Joseph Hayes. They share an unfortunate similarity. On the same fateful night,
the same man murdered both of their parents. As future prospects began to look more promising for both youths,
tragedy rears it's ugly head once again.
Traps are set, lives are lost and hidden agendas will be revealed.