Skeleton Crew - The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet Summary & Analysis

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The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet Summary

In "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet", a small group is celebrating the publication of a young writer's first story and how well it had been received by the public. They begin to talk of writers who have gone mad or committed suicide due to success. Henry is a fiction editor for Logan's magazine and is among the guests. He tells the group of a story that had not been published, not because the author went crazy and killed himself, but because the editor went crazy and almost killed himself. He then reveals that he was the editor. Henry tells the tale of a young writer named Reg Thorpe and his suicide that took others as well. Henry's tale begins with receiving unsolicited stories at Logan's from writers in the hopes of having...

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