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Tom Janikowski
I write things. You read them.
I write things. You read them.
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FIBERG;ASS CLOWN HEAD SYMPHONY! Now Available!
That's right...you can now get my new novel, Fiberglass Clown Head Symphony, as either a trade paperback or as an ebook!  What a country! Click on the clown head to go to my marketplace page on lulu.com Click here to buy the paperback. Click here to buy the...

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New Album Coming, July 2016...
"Cathedral" Coming soon from the Kinoslav Studio Orchestra.   Released by the Silent Flow Netlabel, Chisinau, Moldova. Please check back soon for information and download links.

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Michael Nitrous Eats a Fortune Cookie
 (This is a little teaser from the first chapter of my "soon-to-be- self -published-because-I-don't-make-enough-money-for-certain-publishers" book, Fiberglass Clown Head Symphony .  Look for it at a fine bookseller near you.  Actually, don't look for it at ...

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Casey's First Cigarette
We stood there against the
stone wall, smoking and looking at the Puget Sound. It was nice. I
was enjoying myself. If this was the afterlife, I thought, it might
not be so bad. My head got to swimming a little bit, so I slowed
down and took it easy on t...

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Casey's First Cigarette
(A portion of chapter 6 from my novel-in-progress Casey and the Paper ) We stood there against the
stone wall, smoking and looking at the Puget Sound. It was nice. I
was enjoying myself. If this was the afterlife, I thought, it might
not be so bad. My h...

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Casey's First Cigarette
(A portion of chapter 6 from my novel-in-progress Casey and the Paper ) We stood there against the
stone wall, smoking and looking at the Puget Sound. It was nice. I
was enjoying myself. If this was the afterlife, I thought, it might
not be so bad. My h...

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Hear the Drumming, Again.
If you remember the night that the
church bells rang, you likely remember a simpler time. You likely
remember an age of lies and tension; of disco and eight-track tapes. If you remember that time as a child,
you might remember the smell of those red Swedis...

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THE CRAWFORD COUTNY SKETCHBOOK Released!
 ORDER YOUR COPY OF  THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SKETCHBOOK Click here to order or  Call 800-621-2736 THE CRAWFORD COUNTY SKETCHBOOK #7  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S "Must List" 21 August 2015! At the news stand now!

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Abiding Oak
“I cannot say how bad it hurts not to have you anymore” (could anyone make more plaintive of a cry?) (no, probably not) days return like a typewriter carriage each waiting for the bell; waiting for the bell to ring out “I miss you”

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mountaintop
hey now does the world win in the spice of life race of grace for a two-bit shoe shine medal given for heroic kicks at a patch of earth beneath your feet? hey now if the world could win we'd never know what things above what things below and the spice of li...
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