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Head Cases

Head Cases [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson , William Meikle , John Everson
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The book your shrink doesn't want you to read.


A man whose psychiatrist gives him a special pair of glasses...

A past-life regression helps a man face his racism...

A woman senses the city is literally coming to life around her...

HEAD CASES is a collection of psychological thrillers and mind-bending horror stories from bestselling author Scott Nicholson. Features the previously unpublished tale "Fear Goggles," as well as stories from the pages of Blue Murder, Apex Magazine, Brainbox, Asylum: The Psycho Ward, and more. Also includes the Writers of the Future Honorable Mention story "Metabolism," as well as bonus stories by bestselling thriller authors William Meikle and John Everson and an article on "The Writing Life." DRM-free.

Nicholson is author of the #1 Kindle bestseller in mystery and Romantic Suspense, Disintegration, as well as The Red Church, The Skull Ring, Drummer Boy, As I Die Lying, Drummer Boy, and Forever Never Ends. He's also written the October Girls series, the DIRT comic, and, with J.R. Rain, the urban fantasy Cursed! He's also written the collections Ashes, Curtains, The First, Flowers, and Murdermouth.
"Hold onto your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath, Shaken

"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." --Bentley Little, The Vanishing

"Fast paced and always creepy, this is one author that aims to kill and never misses.” – Jeremy Robinson, author of INSTINCT and THRESHOLD

"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, PATIENT ZERO

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (10 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G5Z4HO
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #310,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am author of 20 thrillers and horror novels, as well as the AFTER post-apocalyptic series and the SOLOM supernatural series.

I've also written seven story collections, six screenplays, four comics, and, as a failed musician, a few hundred songs. I'm also a freelance editor, gardener, and guitar player when I'm not writing or feeding the dogs.

I live in the Appalachian Mountains of the US, in a little holler where the government doesn't exist. Learn more at, or sign up for my occasional newsletter at

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and creepy - what a collection! 30 Jan 2012
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Head Cases, a collection of 9 short tales of Dark Fiction and Horror, is another star turn from the inestimable Mr Nicholson - with two of the tales written by fellow storytellers William Meikle and John Everson.

The opener, `Fear Goggles' is a mind-bending chiller of what lies just beyond vision - and things which are not talked about. Just remember to wear the glasses and you'll be fine again.
`Beggar's Velvet' is a horrifying reminder of the damage that family abuse can do - as Cynthia is tortured by the fear of what lies under her bed in the dust, waiting for her in the darkness.
`The White House' (by John Everson) is very, very cold and disturbing. A young girl is taken in by kindness and given a tour of a very grisly past by a captive old lady with unfinished work.
`Heal Thyself' is an interesting story that deals with Racism through the therapy of a troubled man and a violent past life. Senstively handled - whilst still having a sufficiently taut ending.
`Metabolism' tells a relentless rhythm of the devouring, omniscient City, and the fear that drives Elise to escape its harsh and stultifying grasp. This is almost Beat Poetry in its cadence of breathless anxiety.
`Letters & Lies'. Going Postal in all its glory as Charlie reads a long-dead letter and begins to hear the voices in the Mail and all their sordid, desperate secrets. It's just too much for a regular guy like Charlie to hear. Short but wry.
`The Weight of Silence'. The sadness of losing a child returns to haunt a lonely, guilt-wracked mother. How far would someone go in a trade-off between happiness and money?
`Wee Robbie' (by William Meikle) is another of this Author's famed Celtic-wreathed stories with a dark and frightening past. An impending birth leads to a horrifying end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nicholson NEVER Disappoints!!!! 25 April 2013
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This is a terrific collection of short stories guaranteed to keep you turning pages until you get to the very last one!! They are all different in theme, and as we've come to expect from Scott, all different in tone. They are never predictable. I love the variety he offers in his collections, and I love the dark avenues that he is not afraid to take the intrepid reader.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The world is a place of insanity... 6 Aug 2011
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The world is a place full of insanity and we're not doing so great ourselves. Scott Nicholson dives within the human exterior and pries apart our brain patterns. Streets can become black tongues. Innocent windows (who says they're innocent?) are watching our every move. We're observed and no one's around us - or is it that we just can't see them in the shadows. Scott has us look into the mirror and we just might spot ourselves. If you are looking for horror (the traditional kind), you may not find it here. You will find insanity, paranoia, and intense guilt - how's that for kicks? Included are two stories by other writers. John Everson's The White House is a fabulous story that will stick in your craw and refuse to leave. William Meikle's Wee Robbie is a story about a birth gone bad. Not every horror story involves serial killers, the walking dead, or fearsome ghosts. So download the book, sit back and read - and go postal with the rest of us. I hope this review helps you decide.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good collection of creep 27 Mar 2011
By S. Stogner - Published on
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This is a collection of short stories by Scott plus two stories by other authors.
1. Fear Goggles (the scary thing is there are people out there that probably see this stuff)

2. Beggar's Velvet (did you ever jump onto your bed because of what might be under there?)

3. The White House by John Everson (made me think of a twisted Hansel and Gretel story)

4. Heal Thyself (this one was funny and clever)

5. Metabolism (nope, still don't get it)

6. Letters and Lies (giving "going postal" a whole new meaning)

7. The Weight of Silence (sad, creepy)

8. Wee Robbie by William Meikle (look out for the little people)

9. Do you know me yet? (about the author) (charming!)

I enjoyed all but one of these stories. My favorites were Letters and Lies, The White House, The Weight of Silence and Heal Thyself. I didn't like Metabolism because...I just didn't understand it <G>. What took me by surprise was the bonus article about the author. Scott tells about his self and you know what? I like the guy! :)
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicholson is on his game again 18 Mar 2011
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I've always been a fan of short stories and have read everything of Scott Nicholson's that I've been able to find, so imagine my joy when I found this new collection.

Scott's prose is just as good in his short stories (which is not always easy to do) as it is in his longer works.

I recommend this collection to everyone.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars scary stories 19 May 2011
By L.I. LINDA - Published on
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this collection of stories is is a dark and rainy night. i cannot decide which story is the best. they are all well written and engrossing.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some great stuff 18 Mar 2011
By Jean Bartlett - Published on
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Stories by Scot Nicholson and William Meikle and for less than a dollar? I'm in heaven.

Mr. Nicholson never fails to scare me and entertain me at the same time. There wasn't a single story in this book that I didn't love.
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