I've kind of been off reading lately, at least anything that takes more than 20 minutes to read. Been kind of depressed and just not feeling like obligating myself to a story or book that would take a while to read.
Figured I'd ease myself back into it with a long short story, lol, if that makes any sense.
I read Fair Extension in King's book... Full Dark, No Stars... and it was great. Just what I needed. It's about a guy that's dying from cancer and is nearing the end. He's been doing chemo and can't eat and is sick and just on his way out. He's driving by the local airport one evening and notices this little kiosk on the side of the road he's never seen before. He decides to check it out and meets a guy name Elvid who seems to know what's wrong with him and offers him a fair extension. It seems that's all that Elvid deals in, extensions. Money, life, whatever. He gives extensions, for a price.
I won't ruin the story, but all David Streeter has to do is pick a person he hates to transfer whatever is ailing him to, and receive his extension. I was thinking there would be emotional repercussions and Streeter wanting to take back his wish, but I was pleasantly shocked and surprised.
Great story. Now onto the other three. The drought is over!! For now.