Comic: “Ghostwriters”

ATTACK OF THE WORDS: “Ghostwriters”

(Originally published in writeHackr Magazine issue #04 August 2016)

Comic: "Ghostwriters"

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 🙂


2 thoughts on “Comic: “Ghostwriters”

  1. Hey Chris,

    Man, I literally laughed out loud. I totally love Stephen King, but I’ve thought the exact same thing for years. He builds the up the storyline and the characters so well, then just like you said, it seems like someone else writes the ending. I think maybe you just explained why! Always leaves me saying ‘what the heck just happened.’

    1. Haha I’m glad you got to laugh along with me on this one, Gil. Stephen King is the king, but yeah. Those endings… 😉

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