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Suspense | Horror
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some
strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but
there is one story that has never been told... until now.
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of
Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide
Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old
Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by
strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the
At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and
listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From
a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat
hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for
the Labor Day charity game.
One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on
over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."
On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black
coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the
top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will
come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat...
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