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Laurie, the free short story by Stephen King

Feel like reading a short story? What if I told you can download this tale for free? Or, even better, what if that story was written by Stephen King? Sounds good, isn’t it?

Laurie is a short story written by one of the best horror novelist ever, Stephen King. However, Laurie is not a horror story, not at all, but instead, it is a charming and relaxing tale. This book by the prolific author of Maine develops a plot that talks about the loss of those we love, it is a story about hope and life in general. True to his style, Stephen King creates a story that traps us, making us turning pages like crazy, a story that will not leave you indifferent. After reading it we will feel that we have learned something, while we have traveled through one of those fantastic worlds that only Stephen King can create.

What is Laurie about

Dog and man

This story introduces Lloyd, a man who recently lost his wife. One day, her sister visits Lloyd to Florida and gives him an unexpected gift. He receives an adorable and touching dog, a mixed breed puppy half Border Collie half Mudi, named Laurie.  While Lloyd rejects his new pet at first, since he can’t even take care of himself due to his depression, Laurie will gradually get into Lloyd’s life to change it completely.

However, as comforting as Lloyd’s life is after his sister’s gift to him, everything changes unexpectedly when a certain event takes place in both their lives. The monotonous and peaceful life of peaceful meals and long walks on the beach is cut short by this new situation they did not expect.

This short tale takes place in the real world, it is a story about motivation, hope and moving forward after living tragic events. Despite being only 32 pages long, Stephen King is able to present a beautiful and heartwarming story. This author proves, once again, that he is more than one of the all-time greatest horror writers (as if that was not enough).

Where can I download this Stephen King’s book?

This story was inspired by Vixen, the dog of  Stephen King’s wife who passed away last year.   This explains the dedication at the end of the book. He posted this info on his Twitter account, on which he constantly proves he is a dog lover uploading fun pictures and comments of his dog Molly, aka the Thing of Evil, (see here).  You can download this story on his official website, here you have the link.

About the writer

Stephen King is, no doubt, one of the most recognized authors of horror, science fiction and fantasy of all time. This writer’s influence is not only limited to the field of literature, but the world of cinema has for many years been nourished by his stories to provide viewers with impressive films based on his novels. Some of the examples are It, Pet Sematary (just check this post for this upcoming movie) or The Shawshank Redemption, a cinema masterpiece based on his novel Rita Hayworth and the Redemption of Shawshank. His more than 350 million copies sold worldwide make him one of the most read authors of all time.

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