Short Story Question

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addieprey

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It's driving me crazy too.

Every few days I think about it, but I still have no clue where I heard it (for some reason I seem to think I heard the story being read, on the radio maybe).

I tried searching but came up with zip.

Thanks for thinking about this with me!
 
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skimom2

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I'm still thinking Bradbury... Now I'll have to go to the library and search tomorrow (lol)
 
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Dana Jean

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It's driving me crazy too.

Every few days I think about it, but I still have no clue where I heard it (for some reason I seem to think I heard the story being read, on the radio maybe).

I tried searching but came up with zip.

Thanks for thinking about this with me!
Orson Welles narrates it. It was an episode of Night Gallery. IF it's Silent Snow Secret Snow.
 
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BGShepard

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Does anyone know where the story about the boy who is home from school because of a snow storm was published? All I can remember is he is home alone and listening to the radio and the announcer keeps reporting that towns have been "canceled". I remember I really liked this story.

Thanks!

Hello. I am a bit late replying to this thread, but I am ALSO looking for this same story! I remember reading the story while I was in elementary school so that was back in the 80's.

Synopsis - A boy is home from school after finding out from the radio that his school has been cancelled due to a snow storm. His mother goes to work and leave him at home alone. After a while, he hears more cancellations on the radio but it is strange because they are actual buildings from within the city that he lives in. When he hears his mother's building being "cancelled", he tries to call but gets an out of order signal. He then calls his best friend who lives closer to the city and begins a conversation. At one point, the other boy goes quiet. When the first boy asks what is wrong, the other boy becomes frightened and tells the first that there are "pieces of the city that are missing". That is when the first boy hears the radio announcer say that his friend's house has been "cancelled". The line goes dead. The boy, completely frightened at this point, grabs a family photo and clutches it on his bed as he waits for the music on the radio to end.

Does anyone know this story's name and author? I have been trying to find it, too but with no luck. Like I said, I remember my class in elementary school reading this story. That's how much of an impact it had on me as I still remember it 30 years later.
 
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Wayoftheredpanda

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Sounds like a cool story, definelty not Stephen King though
Edit:didn't read whole thread, looks like this has been resolved
 
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