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Mile 81

Mile 81 is Stand by Me meets Christine—the story of an insatiable automotive and a heroic child.

At Mile 81 on the Maine turnpike is a boarded up relaxation cease, a spot the place highschool children drink and get into the sort of hassle highschool children have at all times gotten into. It’s the place the place Pete Simmons goes when his older brother, who’s speculated to be searching for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play “paratroopers over the aspect.” Pete, armed solely with the magnifying glass he acquired for his tenth birthday, finds a discarded bottle of vodka within the boarded up burger shack and drinks sufficient to move out.

Not a lot later, a mud-covered station wagon (which is unusual as a result of there hadn’t been any rain in New England for over per week) veers into the Mile 81 relaxation space, ignoring the signal that claims “closed, no providers.” The driving force’s door opens however no one will get out.

Doug Clayton, an insurance coverage man from Bangor, is driving his Prius to a convention in Portland. On the backseat are his briefcase and suitcase and within the passenger bucket is a King James Bible, what Doug calls “the last word insurance coverage handbook,” but it surely isn’t going to save lots of Doug when he decides to be the Good Samaritan and assist the man within the damaged down wagon. He pulls up behind it, places on his four-ways, after which notices that the wagon has no plates.

Ten minutes later, Julianne Vernon, pulling a horse trailer, spots the Prius and the wagon, and pulls over. Julianne finds Doug Clayton’s cracked cellular phone close to the wagon door – and will get too shut herself. By the point Pete Simmons wakes up from his vodka nap, there are a half a dozen automobiles on the Mile 81 relaxation cease. Two children – Rachel and Blake Lussier – and one horse named Deedee are the one dwelling left. Until you perhaps depend the wagon.

By Stephen King

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