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Missing Pieces: Short Stories [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

A collection of 10 stories by bestselling thriller author Scott Nicholson. Includes works originally appearing in Cemetery Dance, Blood Lite, Legends of the Mountain State, Carpe Noctem, and more. Fantasy, suspense, the supernatural, and psychological thrills lurk inside this assortment, including recent original works never before seen.

The Beaulahville Gospel Jubilee; Apple Head Dolly; Fallow; The Rocking Chair; Silver Run; As I Die Lying (Chapter One); Floating Cathedral Song; The Banquet Table; Darker with the Day; and Constitution.

Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including the Kindle bestsellers Liquid Fear, Disintegration, The Red Church, The Harvest, and more. He's also written nine story collections, six screenplays, four children's books, and four comics series. Click his name beneath the book title to visit his Author Central page.
"He has entered a literary shadowland between Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman." - Sharyn McCrumb, The Ballad novels

"Scott Nicholson is on his way to the front rank of genre writers, but don't be surprised if he--like Koontz and King before him--becomes a genre unto himself." - Page Horrific

Product Details

  • File Size: 314 KB
  • Print Length: 129 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (January 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00768IE70
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,033 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best in Appalachian Horror March 10, 2012
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The first story alone, The Beaulahville Gospel Jubilee, is worth the cover price, about the Devil putting in an appearance at a mountainside church picnic. "Get thee behind me Satan" says the preacher, "there's no cutting in line." I found myself telling the story "Apple Headed Dolly" to my's that kind of simple, effective story that you just might hear on a cool night around a campfire. I remember picking up some of Scott's early paperbacks at the local bookstore years ago and enjoying his unique brand of storytelling. Missing Pieces was a free download the day I got my Kindle, but at .99 cents there are a LOT of stories filling this download out to the length of a complete novel. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An eclectic collection of strange tales July 24, 2012
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I have a few of Scott Nicholson's short story collections on my to-be-read pile, so when I wanted to read one as part of this Summer of Shorts Marathon I had the task of trying to choose just one. His collections tend to follow a particular genre like thrillers, zombies, crime, etc. So when I saw this one, which happens to be a more hodge-podge collection, I decided to give it a shot.

Missing Pieces brings together ten stories of varying genres, but all of them carry the familiar style of Scott Nicholson, steeped with southern sensibility. The story that maybe best exemplifies the southern flavor of horror is the first one, "Beaulahville Gospel Jubilee." I mean, the story starts with the words, "Tater salad," and has a devilish man mingling among the potluck crowd in search of souls.

"Apple Head Dolly" was an effective story for me, reminding me of that impish greed inherent in so many little boys. This one was followed by two of the creepiest tales in the collection, "Fallow" and "The Rocking Chair."

One of the stories is actually the first chapter to his novel, Kiss Me or Die, which might be a good way to market your longer works, but I've never been a fan of that sort of thing unless it's some kind of bonus material.

If I had to pick a favorite story, it might be "Darker With the Day," which is a unique twist on the zombie genre, about a soldier who has been infected and is trying to get home to his wife in a world laid to waste.
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3.0 out of 5 stars My Review February 18, 2014
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This is a collection of short stories on a variety of topics without a central theme. The stories range from the horrific to somewhat fantastical.

The narrative is concise and more or less to the point, if rushed in some of tales.

Characters are moderately developed, but these are short stories.

Overall, an adequate read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More great horror stories! August 23, 2013
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This is another great collection of horror stories by Scott Nicholson...master of the modern horror short, full of clever twists on old themes. Lot's of religious overtones which really gives it an edge! I hope to read lots more by this insightful and provocative author!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another fine collection! September 23, 2014
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This is another fine collection of short stories by Scott Nicholson! Scott doesn't miss a beat in these stories, and he tells them all in (what I consider) the Scott Nicholson style of story telling...which I love!
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I believe the writer only creates half the story, and that you complete it by bringing your imagination, experience, and heart to the tale. I am happy to share the journey with you.

I've written more than 20 novels, about 80 short stories, four children's books, some comic books, screenplays, and a couple of non-fiction books, as well as five collaborations with J.R. Rain. Many of my tales are based on supernatural legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and I also write mystery and suspense thrillers that are most often compared to the work of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

I've also published Liquid Fear and Chronic Fear with Amazon's Thomas & Mercer imprint and McFall with 47North, as well as a number of audiobooks and foreign translations. I love hearing from you, because you're the reason I do this, so let's connect! Learn more about my work at

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