King's Short Stories, "The Reaper's Image Here There Be Tygers", "Cain Rose Up", "The Wedding Gig", "Morning Deliveries"

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The Reaper's Image

This story is about two men who were transporting an antique mirrow from the

first floor of an old museum to the fifth. Their names were Spangler and Carlin. This

mirror had a history of being haunted, and some people would look into the mirror and see

a hooded figure standing behind them. This figure was presumed to be Death, and

whenever someone would see this figure they were never seen again. Carlin spends the

whole story trying to convice Spangler that this is really true, but Spangler just calls Carlin

crazy. Finally, near the end of the story, Spangler looks in the mirror and sees a dark

inperfection in the corner, which he mistakes for friction tape. When Carlin tells him that

there is no friction tape on the mirror, Spangler becomes sick and leaves for the bathroom.

The story ends with Carlin waiting for Spangler to return.

I thought that this story was very good, because it started off really slow and

worked it's way into a really interesting plot. I liked the end because it never really

finished, it left the ending up to the reader. This seems to be a common theme in a lot of

Stephen King's stories. He likes to leave the reader in suspense, and keep them


Here There Be Tygers

This story is about a little boy named Charles who is in elementary school. He has

to go to the bathrrom really bad, but he is afraid to ask because the teacher does not like

him. Finally the teacher sees him squirming and asks him if he needs to use the restroom.

He says yes and is very embarassed in front of the class, so he leaves quickly. When he

steps into the bathroom, he sees a tiger...