Full Throttle: Stories - “In the Tall Grass (with Stephen King)” Summary & Analysis

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“In the Tall Grass” began with siblings Cal and Becky driving through Kansas on their way to California. Cal agreed to stay there with Becky until her baby was born in three months. They pulled over when they heard a child’s voice crying for help in the grass. Becky got out and Cal parked the car in the church, the Black Rock of the Redeemer, parking lot. A woman’s voice called out urging them to stay away, then “a hysterical sobbing laugh” (394). Cal entered the grass, and Becky followed as her 911 call lost connection. Cal called for the boy, Tobin, but his voice kept moving. Becky noticed Cal’s voice being thrown also. When they jumped to find each other over the grass, Becky noticed the road was impossibly far away.

Cal began to panic, and...

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