ATTACK OF THE WORDS: “Ghostwriters”
(Originally published in writeHackr Magazine issue #04 August 2016)
I’ve been a fan of Stephen King since I was in junior high (or possibly even before that) and saw the movie Night Shift (based on his story in an anthology titled, “Graveyard Shift”). Back then there was also a TV series of his novel, “It” — which I hear is going to be remade into a movie very soon here — and of course there was the icky freaky classic, “Arachnophobia”.
As much as I loved his writing, I was always disappointed when it came to the endings. I often joked that it seemed like the end of those books couldn’t possibly have been written by the same person, because the early parts of the book were absolutely amazing, and then the endings always seemed like they were written by 10-year-old kids.
To be honest, though, I haven’t read anything by Stephen King in at least a decade (maybe two?), so this dig might only apply to his older stuff. Anyway, that’s where this joke came from.
I hope you get a laugh out of it 🙂