Title: Joyland Author: Stephen King Published: June 4, 2013 Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery/Crime Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ Like most Stephen King novels, the book contains some adult themes and situations, but it doesn’t stray very far into adult territory. Synopsis:  Devin Jones is a college student in 1973 who takes a summer job as a carny at a…

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On September 10, 2006 my life was turned upside down. I was taken to the emergency room with a really bad headache. While I was there, I underwent a CAT scan during which the doctors found an egg-sized mass behind my right eye. I was then life-flighted to Children’s Hospital to have emergency brain surgery…

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We decided to keep a log of this as a warning and in the event of our disappearance.  If you’re reading this, please send for help! It all started as a retelling of an urban legend that has been spread around Salem, Ohio. As most urban legends tend to do, it spread to our community…

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Let me tell you the story of Thomas Buchanan.  Thomas was a lonely soul, always by himself and never far from home.  He had a job, although this fact could be argued, considering the ideal behind his job was communicating with the dead.  This idea all started back when Thomas was little and he would…

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The kid was dead, and there wasn’t a damned thing anyone could do about it. And it drove me crazy. He sat in a booth in the café part of my bookstore, just watching life go by around him.  “Watching life go by,” what a terrible phrase, but oh how it applied.  If you knew…

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Frank couldn’t remember the last time he felt so happy. He considered this as he laid in bed for the final time, with his favorite brown flannel blanket and its soft tassels that tickled his arms. As his rheumy, sunken eyes peered around at the weathered khaki walls in the bedroom of his midcentury home,…

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I gazed down at the icy water as it broke around the pylon rooting the bridge to the river. I leaned over the side and wondered what it would feel like if I let go. Would my bones break on the rocks? Or would I die from becoming frozen in the water? “Don’t do that,”…

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The sun was low on the horizon, casting long shadows on the red minivan as it bounced along the back roads of Chase County.  Trent sat in the passenger seat; his firm arms were crossed against his chest.  He stared out the window at densely packed trees and rolling hills as the landscape rushed by….

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Hello all! We here at Geeks and Geeklets decided to start Fiction Writing Friday! Every week we will choose a word that goes with the theme for the month and a few (or all if they get the fancy) of our authors will write a short story based off the word. This week the word…

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