The Pentacle * Stephen King Short Story

I thought I read everything that the King produced but this one came as a surprise. Magic spells, blood sacrifices, covens called "Lucifer's disciples". This is a story of a group of friends who are trying to invoke the old gods of death from ancient Mesopotamia like Marduk (This sounds a lot like Anne Rice's … Continue reading The Pentacle * Stephen King Short Story

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Roadwork * Stephen King short story

Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. It reminded me a lot of The Running Man where the guy sticks it to the system grand style and goes down in flames. … Continue reading Roadwork * Stephen King short story

The man in the black coat * Stephen King Short Story

A man in his eighties should be well past the terrors of childhood, but as my infirmities slowly creep up on me, like waves licking closer and closer to some indifferently built castle of sand, that terrible face grows clearer and clearer in my mind’s eye. It glows like a dark star in the constellations … Continue reading The man in the black coat * Stephen King Short Story

Lunch at the Gotham Café * Stephen King

I loved the story with the guy who's wife left him after arguing over cats and dogs (L.T.'s Theory Of Pets) and I loved this story too. A couple breaks apart when she decides to leave him all of a sudden and he's faced with her wrath and her therapist. When they decide to meet … Continue reading Lunch at the Gotham Café * Stephen King

L.T.’s Theory of Pets * Stephen King short story

I love a story with a twist. And this one is about a quarreling couple who own a cat and a dog. LT and Lulu got each other the pet they wanted most to celebrate their anniversary together. The problem was that the dog that she got him took to her more than him and … Continue reading L.T.’s Theory of Pets * Stephen King short story

Autopsy in room 4 * Stephen King Short Story

"Subject is a white Caucasian, age forty - four," Pete says, speaking for the mike now, speaking for posterity. "His name is Howard Randolph Cottrell, residence is 1566 Laurel Crest Lane, here in Derry." Imagine you are on an autopsy table. Not dead but breathing ever so slightly. And everyone thinks you are dead. You get undressed, you get checked … Continue reading Autopsy in room 4 * Stephen King Short Story

The Tommyknockers * Stephen King’s Green Light UFO

“Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man.” Like many of the Mother Goose rhymes, the verse about the Tommyknockers is deceptively simple. The origin of the word is difficult to trace. Webster's … Continue reading The Tommyknockers * Stephen King’s Green Light UFO

Stephen King * Duma Key

A UK hardback first edition/first printing of Duma Key by Stephen King, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2008, with a front cover image by Lisa Kimmell. Now, the thing about Stephen King is, I've read a lot of his books. Back in the 1990s and 2000s I devoured every Stephen King book I could … Continue reading Stephen King * Duma Key

Stephen King * Thinner

Thinner is about a fat man who is cursed by a gypsy and loses weight. If that’s all there was to it I’m sure we’d all be running out to find ourselves a Romany, but that’s not how curses work. Billy Halleck, the fat man, can’t stop losing weight and it’s going to kill him. “Some … Continue reading Stephen King * Thinner