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These Things Happened [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Most of what follows is true, even the fiction. It contains cigarette smoking, drinking, occasional suicidal thoughts, and, yes, sex, because I know you like that sort of thing. It's been a strange life. It's been my life.

Features stories, poems, and essays on relationships, romance, writing, and taking oneself far too seriously. Plus some humor. You may laugh, you may cry, you may decide you want to be a writer, too.

You may hate me after if it's over. That's okay. You wouldn't be the first.

From Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of The Red Church, Speed Dating with the Dead, The Skull Ring, Ashes, Flowers, and about 20 other mystery, suspense, and paranormal books, as well as three screenplays. He's also written the children's books DUNCAN THE PUNKIN and IF I WERE YOUR MONSTER. Visit him at Author Central.

Product Details

  • File Size: 161 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (January 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,903 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed, I cried. March 24, 2011
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Yeah, I really did cry as I read 'Our Future Together'. And I'm not much of a crier.

It was fascinating to get to see inside the mind of a very talented writer. These stories are both hilarious and touching. And so well written. It was one of those books where I started noticing and appreciating the word choice in addition to getting a good experience. I was sad when I finished the book.

I'm glad SN is finding so much success as of late and people are finally recognizing his genius. ;)

Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

Kathryn Ball
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange Yet Interesting Perspectives November 11, 2011
By JAGuar
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I first bought this collection for a school project I was conducting. This book seemed not only interesting, and not enaging per se, but more of a different insight on a world of an author.

Scott Nicholson brought out some important ideas in his stories, including some that people take a life time to understand. To truly comprehend the magnitude in his words, opens up a broader perspective on not only literature but daily life lessons as well.

The story engagement was a little wary for me. The story lines were well established and his writing style is somewhat addicting, but I found the collection overall lacking. I believe that the connection to the reader was not there, that we felt and understood what he meant and what he was trying to present through stories, but I just couldn't relate or even attempt to relate to what was happening in the stories. The mixture of poems, essays, and stories was a little deceiving at first too. The stories were much more presentable in the connection than the poems. I felt the poems were more clever phrases verses clever meanings.

Overall, this book was interesting and opened a few new perspectives for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yep, things happen. January 19, 2013
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These Things Happened is a collection of four short stories, four poems, four essays and a chapter from one of Scott Nicholson's full-length novels.

1. Our Future Together - Story*
2. In Back of Time - Poem
3. Postcards From a Book Tour - Essay*
4. Everything Equals Nothing - Story
5. City of Dreams - Poem
6. The Red Plastic Bat - Story*
7. As I Die Lying - Chapter
8. Every Sunday She Dreams - Story
9. Transformation - Poem
10. Dr. Mann - Essay
11. Dead Cats and Rain - Story*
12. Four Stories, One Flight of Stairs - Poem
13. So You Want To Be a Writer? - Essay*

*My Favorites. I laughed (Postcards), got a little teary (Our Future Together), had a moment of melancholy (The Red Plastic Bat), cringed a little (Dead Cats) and laughed again (So you want to be a writer). If you're like me, a fan of short stories, you won't be disappointed. This book is a steal at 99 cents.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging and Insightful January 31, 2012
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A compilation of poems, chapters and short stories from a writer's mind. I suppose all of us who write have items such as these stacked and stuffed in corners: poems and ideas, half-written stories, things written on napkins and tucked away. The poetry reminds me a bit of Rod McKuen, and if that isn't an age-giveaway, nothing is. It is also one of the highest compliments I could pay anyone. Scott has shared bits and pieces of himself with us in this compilation, and I am thankful to have it. It gives me hope that someday, all my napkin poems and half-written stories might see the light of day.

Thanks Scott, for being brave enough to share.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 3, 2014
By Rusk
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection to read! March 1, 2013
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These Things Happened was an interesting collection of short stories,poems and essays. Some were sad, creepy and some just strange. But I never said I didn't like weird stories so naturally I enjoyed this!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me.....
I'm a huge fan of Scott Nicholson! However, I'm not a huge fan of short story's written by anyone. I guess as far as short story's go.... Read more
Published on February 28, 2013 by Debra
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best in Horror!
Scott Nicholson always delivers a great scary story. As I read I can feel the chills down my spine! You will feel like you are one of the characters!
Published on January 22, 2013 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I Happened to Like This Book
Scott Nicholson's writing is addictive to say the least. I really enjoyed this book a lot. The characters came to life and were believable -- and darn it, I got attached and... Read more
Published on September 24, 2012 by Mr. Gerald Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Step into a Strange Mind
The author suggests that reading this book is like stepping into his mind, and that afterward you may not like him. Not true. Read more
Published on August 7, 2011 by Jonathan Maberry -NY Times Bestseller
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to bestseller author Scott Nicholson
You find a little bit of everything in this book: poems, letters, articles, chapters of his novels, and short stories. Read more
Published on July 6, 2011 by Christa Polkinhorn
5.0 out of 5 stars A Collection of Life
I really enjoyed Scott Nicholson's These Things Happened. This is a collection of essays, short stories and poems about life. I loved the humor of Postcards From A Book Tour. Read more
Published on June 24, 2011 by CristiAk
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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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