Stephen King – Cookie Jar, A New Short Story

By June 29, 2016New Releases

Stephen King is renowned for embracing new technologies and writing stories made specifically for a certain format. His 2009 novel UR was written specifically for the Kindle and since then he’s written novels that are only available online, as Audio and many other formats.

He is also known for offering up short stories for free, making them available online for anyone to enjoy and here we have the latest offering from Stephen King – Cookie Jar.

The story was written and released in full for VQR Magazine. It’s a nice short read and according to the magazine should only take around 45 minutes to finish (although I read it in half an hour).

Thirteen year old Dale has been given a project to do; he has to find out some specifics about his oldest living relative. Rhett Butler (Oh yes and he predates that dreadful man from Gone With the Wind) at  90 fits the bill perfectly.

Dale begins recording his great grandpa’s memories of life before TV, but it’s after the recorder is turned off that Rhett’s story becomes truly King.

VQR Magazine  have made it available to read in full HERE.

So fellow Constant Readers, and those of you who have always perhaps felt that Stephen King’s writing is over verbose and long winded, why not give this classically spooky short story a try. Go on dip your literary toe into the murky waters of King’s mind and if you like it, maybe leave a tip.

Cover Revealed for Paperback Edition of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

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Out March 6th!

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology was released in February of last year and brought the world of Norse mythology to life for readers around the world. Gaiman recently took to Twitter to broadcast a live video where he revealed the paperback cover for Norse Mythology, and it looks pretty darn epic! Read More

Bloomsbury to Release House Editions of The Chamber of Secrets

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Last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury released special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, four different editions, one for each of the Hogwarts Houses. The books were met with glee from fans, and sold so well that Bloomsbury has announced that the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, House Editions, are coming this year. Read More

Bill Clinton and James Patterson Co-Write ‘The President is Missing’

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Yes, ‘that’ Bill Clinton

James Patterson has been collaborating on novels with other writers for a while now, in fact it’s fast becoming his trademark, so hearing he’s worked on another collaboration isn’t really a surprise.

The shocking news here is that this collaboration sees him work with ex-president of the United States, Bill Clinton in a novel about a fictional president going missing. Read More

Fire and Fury Released Early Despite Cease and Desist from Trump Camp

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The US publisher of an explosive new book exposing Trump’s chaotic run in the White House has responded to a cease and desist notice from President Trump’s camp by releasing the book, Fire and Fury early. The move is in defiance of the attempt by Trump’s lawyers to shut it down and stop publication.

Last night, the book’s author tweeted “Here we go. You can buy it (and read it) tomorrow. Thank you, Mr President.” Read More

Segregated Travel Guides Published in the Last Century for African-American Travellers are Being Republished

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The Negro Motorist Green Books were a series of travel guides published by postal worker Victor Hugo Green from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, when civil rights laws brought about an end to legal segregation. The books informed travellers as to where they could find places that would allow black people to sleep, eat, and shop. The books went out of publication after the 60s and were all but forgotten about, until they were recently rediscovered and reprinted for modern readers.

The first Green Book was published in 1936 and served to help black travelers in the United States find services that would be open to them and also advised on the accepted custom for black people in different areas. The book’s tagline, “Carry your Green Book with you … you may need it,” serves as both good advice and as a warning of the intolerance of many white people. Read More



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