Mile 81

Mile 81 - Stephen King Short stories are Mr. King’s forte. Mile 81 is no exception. A ten year old adventurer, a very “hungry” car, some curious passers-by and two children left to tell the tale … and that is all I am going to say about the plot.

This story is tight. Just as you begin to suspect that something is going to happen, you are thrown, very suddenly, into the midst of the trouble. The implausible becomes plausible and there is no reprieve until the end. This was a nice “appetizer” in the King comfort zone, before delving into the 11/22/63 main course, which I understand is a little bit of a deviation from the Stephen King norm.