Cookie Jar - New Story

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not_nadine

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I put this explanation in another thread but will post here again. Even I didn't know about it. Steve sends his short stories directly to his agent to shop so I'm not in that loop and both he and his agent sometimes forget to tell me it's been sold. That's what happened here. I'll be updating the Library and adding something to the news...although it's now old news.


Is he going to get in trouble, Ms. Mod?
 

Doc Creed

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It really reminded me of My Pretty Pony, but with teeth.
Yeah, you're right. I missed that connection, but you have a point. My Pretty Pony, to me, is far more charming and poignant. The resemblance exists, though, now that you bring it to light.
Hmmm...I wonder what other innocuous objects King will cause us to roll back on our heels with incredulity and approach with a suspicious raised eyebrow? A hair dryer? A hair barrette? A George Foreman grill? :)
That's why King is the man!
 

danie

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I shall read this later, this is pretty cool, thanks for pointing it out. Was it listed on this site at all?

Perhaps even more notable is the market; I hadn't heard of this one. Well, actually, there are a lot of markets I haven't heard of, but I think the name is unusual, and I find the guidelines disappointing yet a challenge: no genre fiction, but the rate of pay seems to be high. Has anyone ever submitted to this site?

Incidentally, I was going to like the original post, but I noticed at the time there were twelve likes (if my quick count is accurate); I didn't want to be like number thirteen, sorry. (There has to be a horror story in that, perhaps.)

One other thought: one thing I dislike about reading one of King's short stories is it feels like I'm stealing from a future anthology; I'd rather have an anthology be entirely new to me. (Maybe there's a sci-fi story there: a device is invented in the future that allows one to forget all the stories in an anthology that one has previously read; comes free with every copy.)
I liked the original post and became number 13 so you're freed up to become number 14 if you'd like, and thence no harm shall come to thee.
 

carrie's younger brother

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going to print that cookie jar story out right now and read it over one beer. I find it interesting they give a time it takes to read it. People must be impatient these days.
That is definitely a sign o' the times. Kindles give the time left in a chapter and time left to the end of the book, based on ones reading speed. I choose not to have this displayed when reading.
 

carrie's younger brother

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I so agree, CYB. :)
I figured you might skimom2. :frog:

It's been over 24 hours since I read this story and I can still picture the characters and want to know more about them. For me, SK did in this short story what he could not do in Dr. Sleep and Revival together; make me care about characters. That's not saying I want Cookie Jar to be expanded into a novel. Just the opposite; I love it for what it is and I am satisfied. Greatly satisfied. :)

I'd be interested to know when he actually wrote this, in the grand scheme of things. Any idea Moderator?
 

Blake

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That is definitely a sign o' the times. Kindles give the time left in a chapter and time left to the end of the book, based on ones reading speed. I choose not to have this displayed when reading.
Have you noticed that people are much more interested in other's business these days since the advent of social media. For instance, I read 3/4 of the 'jar story' in a pub a few hours ago and I got three people coming up and asking me what i was reading and I just said "Stephen King" like you can't or shouldn't be worried about what the other people are talking about or whatever. I find that frightening that they put a time on how long it should take to read story.
 

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I figured you might skimom2. :frog:

It's been over 24 hours since I read this story and I can still picture the characters and want to know more about them. For me, SK did in this short story what he could not do in Dr. Sleep and Revival together; make me care about characters. That's not saying I want Cookie Jar to be expanded into a novel. Just the opposite; I love it for what it is and I am satisfied. Greatly satisfied. :)

I'd be interested to know when he actually wrote this, in the grand scheme of things. Any idea Moderator?
I don't but I'll try to find out.
 

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Machine's Way

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Just came across this as I sit here at work, like I usually do check the site, look at any new messages maybe respond to something. Then mostly do work. This just stopped me and halted everything as I just read it all on what I now will say was a little bit of a longer lunch break. haha.
I absolutely loved this story, I am satisfied and at the same time want more. I of course immediately thought of mid-world and eyes of the dragon kept popping into my head.
I want to know everything about that world in the bottom of the cookie jar, but feel like I know everything I need to. Perfect story.