Introduction & The Mist
• The introduction involves Stephen King explaining the methods to the madness of his creative process.
• He uses the "I Guy" as the main character upon which he develops his plot and builds his supporting characters.
• He likes to write his stories with a "wouldn't it be funny if" beginning.
• The introduction is based on a conversation with a friend who compares the pay King receives for one of his short stories to that of a New York plumber.
• A thick fog rolls in off Long Lake after a severe thunderstorm, and the post-storm cleanup requires a disgruntled neighbor to beg a ride to town with David and his five year old son, Billy.
• The group stops at the grocery store where several other citizens are shopping.
• The fog becomes more dense, and soon the people in the grocery store become aware that the fog is...
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