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The Stand by Stephen King. 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Skeleton Crew. Introduction Wait—just a few minutes. I want to talk to you ... and then I am going to kiss you. Wait ... Here’s some more short stories, if you want them. They span a long period of my life. A friend of mine asked me a year or two ago why I still bother. “How do you figure that?” He tapped the then-current issue of Playboy, which had occasioned this discussion. “Well, I’ll show you,” he said, “if you don’t mind telling me how much you got for the piece.” “I don’t mind,” I said. (His name isn’t really Wyatt, but I don’t want to embarrass him, if you can dig that.) “I didn’t? “Nope. “Damn right,” I said. “No, you got $1,710.” “What?” “Well, didn’t you tell me your business manager gets five percent of the net?”

“Well, okay—eighteen hundred less ninety bucks. “Except it wasn’t,” this sadist pushed on. “You want to tell me you’re not in a fifty-percent tax bracket, Steve-O?”

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Survivor Type. Sooner or later the question comes up in every medical student's career.

Survivor Type

How much shock-trauma can the patient stand? Different instructors answer the question, in different ways, but cut to its base level, the answer is always another question: How badly does the patient want to survive? January 26 Two days since the storm washed me up. Little Green God of Agony - An eComic. Choose an Episode: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 The first horror web comic exclusive to, The Little Green God of Agony, is now available.

Little Green God of Agony - An eComic

Stephen King’s short story, the opener of Stephen Jones’s 2011 anthology, A Book of Horrors, and included in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Four, tells from the point of view of his doubting nurse the tale of a paraplegic millionaire who wants to exorcise his pain. Adapted by well-known comic artist Dennis Calero (co-creator of Xmen Noir and Devil Inside), the webcomic will run in serial installments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for eight weeks. “I have been a huge Stephen King fan for as long as I can remember,” explained Calero. “To be able to work on ANYTHING with him is an honor. Read the LGGOA Press Release. Under the Dome. SCRIBNER A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Under the Dome

Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Copyright © 2009 by Stephen King All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. First Scribner hardcover edition November 2009. 1408. 1408by Stephen King As well as the ever-popular premature burial, every writer of shock/suspense tales should write at least one story about the Ghostly Room At The Inn.


This is my version of that story. The only unusual thing about it is that I never intended to finish it. I wrote the first three or four pages as part of an appendix for my On Writing book, wanting to show readers how a story evolves from first draft to second. Most of all, I wanted to provide concrete examples of the principles I'd been blathering about in the text. Books by Stephen King. Selected Horror Short Stories of Stephen King: A Teachers Guide. The Truth Inside the Lie: A Blog About Stephen King. Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction, and More Interview with James Parker.

The May 2011 issue of The Atlantic features the short story "Herman Wouk Is Still Alive," by Stephen King.

Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction, and More Interview with James Parker

The story's origins are unusual. As part of The Atlantic's package on "First Drafts," James Parker, The Atlantic's entertainment columnist, talked to King about how the story came into being, about King's creative process, about the state of short fiction today, and about the relative merits of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest as background music to write to. They spoke on April 1. James Parker: Would you mind filling our readers in just a little bit on the back story to "Herman Wouk Is Still Alive"? Stephen King: Every year my son Owen and I have a bet on the NCAA March Madness Tournament, and last year the stakes were that the loser would have to write a story [with a title] the winner gave to him. So I thought about it a lot--believe me, I thought about it a lot.

Herman Wouk Is Still Alive - Stephen King. Image credit: From The Portland Press Herald, September 19, 2009 Instead of going out for a bottle of Orange Driver to celebrate with, she pays off the MasterCard, which has been maxed like forever.

Herman Wouk Is Still Alive - Stephen King

Then calls Hertz and asks a question. Premium Harmony. They’ve been married for ten years and for a long time everything was O.K.

Premium Harmony

—swell—but now they argue. Now they argue quite a lot. It’s really all the same argument. It has circularity. It is, Ray thinks, like a dog track. He thinks it might be different if they’d had kids, but she couldn’t. They’re going to Wal-Mart for grass seed. APT Pupil by Stephen King. The Crate. Dexter Stanley was scared.

The Crate

More; he felt as if that central axle that binds us to the state we call sanity were under a greater strain than it had ever been under before. As he pulled up beside Henry Northrup's house on North Campus Avenue that August night, he felt that if he didn't talk to someone, he really, would go crazy. There was no one to talk to but Henry Northrup. Dex Stanley was the head of the zoology department, and once might have been university president if he had been better at academic politics. His wife had died twenty years before, and they had been childless. Northrup was an exception to that.

Riding the Bullet by Stephen King. Lilja's Library - The World of Stephen King. The Mist by Stephen King. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.