Saturday, September 22, 2012

"The Glass Floor." The very first short story published.

In 1967, Stephen King sold his first short story, "The Glass Floor" to a mystery magazine called, "Starting Mystery Stories" for $35. At the time, the magazine sold for fifty cents, but today? Today, over at Bloody Rare Books, a whopping $1,250 will get you a vintage and preserved copy. If you'd like to read this short six-page story, click here. It's got quite a Gothic feel to it, and I honestly had a sense that it was set in some small town in England. It is a short story for a magazine, so it doesn't have the verbose, rambling style King is known for, but it does set the stage quite dramatically for what more he has in store for his fans. Enjoy.

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