I’ve always liked Stephen King’s short stories. In college, I had a copy of The Night Shift, which had a picture of a hand with eyes on the fingertips. Whenever my roommate saw that the cover was facing up, she’d turn it over.
I think his writing has that affect on a reader–those scary stories have a strange ring of truth to them–and they get under your skin.
In the introduction to his latest collection of short stories, Just After Sunset, Stephen King tells his readers that he was inspired to turn to short stories again during the time he was editing the Best American Short Stories 2007.
So short stories can create other short stories. That’s good to hear.
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