strange question , Nightmares/dreamscapes

Discussion in 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes' started by Tiny, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    I need to know about one story; Dedication.

    Its the one about the maids, in the 50-60s.
    they work in a fancy hotel and the one lady gets pregnant and then sees
    a 'brewHa" (voodoo) woman and is told the 'natural Father' is a famous writter guy.
    One of her regulars at the Hotel.

    the writter guy is a big time jerk. He is KKK'ish. He and his friends
    have a party the day J.F.K is murdered.

    In the 'notes' section I believe Stephen King makes it clear that
    this based on a real dude. A real writter.
    It seems like the writter (IRL) was a hero of Kings ...untill he
    found out what the guy was REALLY like.

    King says words to the effect that he will not 'name' the guy... "at this time"
    meaning that King would name the guy some other time.(I think)

    I must know ...who this writter is >? ?,(was). I must.
    Ive tried google and nowhere
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Just letting you know that I've deleted the other (duplicate) post from the Great thread, Tiny.
  3. Tiny

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    sorry...I got a little carried away....
  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Don't be sorry... :) I just didn't want you to wonder where the other post had disappeared to.

    Edit: I've also moved your thread into the Nightmares & Dreamscapes forum.

    And I don't have an answer to your question, sorry.
  5. Tiny

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    I will right an actual letter to King himself...if I have to.
  6. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    In all honesty I wouldn't be surprised if Stephen still wouldn't wish to divulge that bit of information. He may not have expected people to take the "at this time" bit literally.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...that's our Tiny, never take anything at face value...
  8. Tiny

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    wait...what ?

    I believe that in the Notes King said that the 'villian' of the story
    was based on a real guy, A writer/

    if this much is true...then I want that name !

    By all the Gods that ever were... I want that name !
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2014
  9. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

  10. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    ~ There'll be Chocolate, if God wills it. ~
    blunthead, Neesy, GNTLGNT and 3 others like this.
  11. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    Shhhh....I have to whisper 'cause they're always a'listnen...Tryin' to steal ma thoughts in all lat...The writer RE-ferred to by that there Stephen King is none other than :matrix: :noooo: :matrix:
  12. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    I would ask Ms. Mod to post a link to any
    statement that king has made about this, since 1988 ...or whatever

    I cant find anything in google.

    If King plans to NEVER give the real name of this real writer
    ...then fine... but if he has...or does... I want to know it.
  13. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    my first guess was Hemmingway
  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Fair enough, she may have something for you. :biggrin2:
  15. Tiny

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    all right people....
    some of you are "making fun"...

    Go read this by-God , Strange F'n story , then come back to this thread.
  16. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny, the Great & Wonderful

    I've read the story. I don't really care who the character was based upon. The story is great without me ever having the need to possess that particular knowledge.

    Nice advertising your question in the What Are You Reading and Favorite King Short Story threads, though......very clever
  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    I'm not making fun of you. :) (Though sometimes I do use this :biggrin2: emoticon a little too much, granted--but it's because I'm most often smiling/or grinning)
    I have read the story, was a bit grossed out by it at times, but thought it was interesting. If he has based this on an actual person, I guess it would be interesting to hear about that, but not if it wasn't something he was happy to share. You perhaps came across a little aggressive, Tiny so maybe I was just trying to slow you down somewhat.

    My last comment, was to say... 'who knows *shrug* maybe he has mentioned this at some time and if so, maybe Ms. Mod will have something for you.'
  18. Tiny

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    my last post was not directed at you, I luv ya !
  19. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    is this .."not allowed"?
  20. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Oh.... :blush:

    Use the force [quote button] Luke, use the force. :biggrin2: :)

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