Stephen King; A voice in the Dark
“People always ask me why I write such terrifying stories, and my reply always is; Why do you think I have a choice?”
Stephen King is one of the world’s bestselling authors (and was before J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter). he is most known for his Horror stories, like IT or ‘Salem’s Lot. But also for his Horror/Fantasy novels, Like The Dark Tower Series.
He writes about his fears, his problems, and things he’s overcome, and sometimes the odd.
Stephen King (full name is Stephen Edwin King) was born on September 21st, 1947 in the small town of Portland, Maine. His parents were Donald and Nellie King. When King was born, Nellie and Donald had been experiencing some rough times both in they’re marriage, and when King was 2, his father went to buy a pack of cigarettes. He never came back, leaving Stephen and his adopted older brother, David, in the care of their mother. They were almost constantly moving back and forth between Maine and Massachusetts.
In 1959, Stephen and his brother began to make a small newspaper called “Dave’s Rag.” Stephen articles and his views on upcoming TV shows. He had written some short stories in the past and decided to sell them, his first sale? Thirty cents. He published with a company called “Triad and Gaslight books”, actually just Stephen, David, and Chris Chesley. One of these publishes, the 3000 word “Star Invaders”, is now the Holy Grail for King’s readers, though there are no known copies, King probably has the only one. Later, in 1967, he would make his first professional sale to Startling Mystery Stories accepted the story, (another Holy Grail) The Glass Floor. Earlier in his life, around three or four says King himself in an interview with Jake Ta...
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...an animate life of they’re own (the end reveals it could be a preemptive strike of an extra terrestrial invasion). The film was shot just out of Wilmington, at “The Dixie Boy” truck-stop. The set was so real that trucks actually stopped there to refuel and eat (until signs were put up saying that its not a real stop.) A fun fact is that King liked AC/DCs music so much, that he had them do the entire soundtrack for the movie.
So, in conclusion, although you may or may not like King, you do have to admit he does write good stories, he does have good premises, and he does do the best he can at what he does.
In my opinion King is my all time favorite writer, and it will be very sad to see him go when he does. But, thats not for a long time, and until then, he’ll keep writing, and we’ll keep getting amazing stories. King is truly the King of Terror. Long live the King.