I've made at least three failed attempts writing three different novels. So I decided to go back to short stories and essays. Trying to get back in the groove, so I've been reading Mr. King's short stories. Do I have a favorite? That's like asking me which one of my kids I love best. I will reply to this question like I used to answer my kids, "I love you both for different reasons--you're like apples and oranges." A good test for a short story is if your mind drifts back to the neural pathway that was burned in your brain when you read it, hours later, days later, maybe even years later. I remember skipping over Stationary Bike five years ago when I came upon it. I think I had some idea that the bike would morph into a monster and eat him. Yes, I just listened to it in my daily commute to pick up my grandson from PreK. I come about 20 minutes early and just shut off the car and listen to "my stories"-- Not to give anything away but ZAM! POW! AND OF COURSE OMG!! I will never think of stationary bikes or lipids the same way again--who can after that? I don't want to say clever but maybe super duper clever! Sorry for all the gushing. I really meant to start a thread so everyone can say which of Mr. King's short stories just blew them away....so which ones?