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Jack Ketchum

Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk -- a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 -- and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. His stories are collected in The Exit At Toledo Blade Boulevard, Broken on the Wheel of Sex, and Peaceable Kingdom. His novella The Crossings was cited by Stephen King in his speech at the 2003 National Book Awards.

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namjoons lasttiddiehas quoted6 months ago
A few moments later seven children filed up the mountainside, the smaller ones crawling like foxes on all fours. Like her mother, the eldest girl among them was pregnant by one of the men or the older boys, she did not know which. She was slower than the rest and, panting, brought up the rear.
namjoons lasttiddiehas quoted6 months ago
The man Nick would probably make it. There was a hole in his chest that would take a lot of patching but he’d hit no vital organs, thank god. Delete from the original Nick lay unconscious beside her. “Will he be all right?” she asked
namjoons lasttiddiehas quoted5 months ago
Her arms were drying in the sink. Along with the dishes
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