Any Stephen King fan will tell you that some of the horror master’s most gruesome and disturbing works are found in his short fiction. Many precocious teenagers have slept with the lights on after reading King’s short story collections “Nightmares & Dreamscapes” and “Different Seasons.” His new short story seems to be part of this beautiful tradition.
“Finn”, a Scribd exclusive, is set in Ireland and tells the story of a young man, unlucky since birth, who finds himself caught up in a case of mistaken identity. The dark, funny and disturbing story takes Finn through existential and psychological crises in a world where bullies and lunatics upend the lives of innocent people. “Finn” will be released on May 25.
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King’s most recent collection of short stories, 2020’s “If It Bleeds” (Scribner, 448 pp.), received a ★★★½ (out of four) review from USA TODAY’s resident expert Brian Truitt, who wrote: “King still has the A Case of Scare like no other, but the iconic author will keep you up late at night, engrossed in four stories about our dreams and frailties.
Most recently, King released “Gwendy’s Final Task,” the third novel in the “Gwendy’s Button Box” trilogy co-written with Richard Chizmar. A film adaptation of King’s short story ‘The Boogeyman’ goes into production this summer – the film stars Marin Ireland, who narrates the audiobook ‘Gwendy’s Final Task’. And King’s next novel is “Fairy Tale” (out Sept. 6), about a teenager who discovers a shed that’s a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
“Finn” will be released simultaneously in e-book and audiobook formats exclusive to subscribers of the Scribd reading subscription service. A subscription costs $11.99 per month and provides access to eBooks, audiobooks, and magazine articles.
Scribd has built an impressive library of original literary fiction, including “Two Scorched Men” by “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood, “Junket” by three-time National Book Award nominee Lauren Groff, and “Orgy: A Short Story About” by Kaitlyn Greenidge. Desire”; as well as documentaries by Roxane Gay, Chuck Palahniuk and Chris Gethard.
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