Ah, Christmas: That magical time of year full of trees covered in twinkling lights, piles of presents scattered on the floor, holiday carols with the family by firelight, and ghosts. Yes, ghosts.
We’ve come to the end of our countdown, friends. To celebrate, we’re going to go back almost 50 years to one of the first stories Stephen King ever published, 1969’s ‘The Reaper’s Image.’
Stephen King’s Ur is a strange entry into his canon. Lying somewhere between humor and horror, it reads as though it’s a sitcom masquerading as an episode of The Twilight Zone.
The memories we make when we’re young are very powerful. Stephen King certainly knows this.
Reading Stephen King’s earliest stories is extremely exciting. There’s a reckless abandon to his creativity–His muse works in overdrive, throwing whatever it can on the page to see if it can turn into a story.
The influence of H.P. Lovecraft has crept once again into our King countdown, dear readers. This time, King has gone to England in the delightfully unnerving ‘Crouch End.’
Stephen King doesn’t just know how to scare the crap out of you. In today’s tale, ‘The End Of The Whole Mess,’ he proves that he also knows how to break your heart.