Sick·o – /ˈsikō/- noun informal: A mentally ill or perverted person, especially one who is
A collection of six short stories and one central novella. All seven tales have different sadistic
and twisted sickos ready and waiting to strike.
In this collection’s namesake novella, Spencer, a college student tries to get back home to see
his mother in Wyoming one last time before the growing cancer takes her. A record-breaking
storm grounds all transportation out of Boston and he’s left hoping and praying for a miracle. A
kind stranger, Jethro, offers him a ride. Is this odd young man a miracle too good to be true?
Take a detour through several short stories, including: A man in the woods hunting the ghost of
his cruel and wicked father in Hunting Season. A cold-blooded, merciless 911 operator that is
anything but helpful in Nine One One. A married couple find themselves harboring a monster in
their bathroom in Swap Meet Soap. An intruder with unearthly, deadly forces toys with a young
boy in Sick Day.
Back on the road, Jethro slowly peels back his mask of odd, but kind stranger, revealing the
horror of the true sicko beneath. Spencer comes to realize he’s now fighting, not just to see his
mother before she’s gone, but for his life. Will Spencer become just another tale of warning to
never accept rides with strangers?
These stories offer more than just the soft kiss of fright or shiver up the spine, they will plunge
you into a labyrinth of pure terror, seven nightmares that only the ruthless and perverse sickos
of each tale control.
A psychopath is born every forty-seven seconds, you’re bound to run into one.