I know the feeling. I love his story written as Richard Bachman: Rage, Blaze, The Regulations, Thinner...I guess I just love the was this man writes no mater what name his is using.Welcome! I agree with you that King is a master of the short story. I will never forget the first time I read Night Shift (way back in the day when the paperback had the blue cover with the eyes staring out at you and when you opened the cover there was the hand with tiny eyes all over it) and I finished the first story (Jerusalem's Lot) and thought 'My God! This guy can really, really write!' and the use of the 'old' language. Up to that point I had read his first three books and the Stand so to read something that he had written in a totally different 'voice' was like a punch in the face to me. It really woke me up to how gifted this guy was and put him on the top of my list of writers. Almost every story in Night Shift is different in tone and style and really shows what a powerhouse King was (and still is!).