1922
by Stephen King
Kindle Edition-

The chilling novella featured in Stephen King's New York Times bestselling short story collection Full Dark, No Stars—now a Netflix ...

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  "Wilfred's Confession" by ebach (see profile) 03/15/18

1922 is a novella. It is part of Stephen King’s FULL DARK, NO STARS book, but 1922 is also a standalone as an e-book.

This novella is Wilfred’s confession. He is a Nebraska farmer who owns 80 acres of land and some cows. He has a wife, Arlette who just inherited 100 acres of adjoining land. They have a 14-year-old son, Henry, who is in love with Shannon, a girl on a neighboring farm.

Arlette wants to sell the 100 acres; Wilfred wants to add it to the 80 acres and farm it. Neither will change their mind. That’s where the trouble begins.

Wilfred involves Henry in the action he decides to take with disastrous results. And Wilfred blames himself for everything that happens thereafter. That includes even Henry’s actions.

Many horrible things happen to Wilfred. The reader can understand these events in two different ways: 1) they might be supernatural or 2) they could be the imagination of a good man (who has a Conniving Man (King’s caps, not mine) in him) with a guilty conscience. I chose to believe the latter. Either way, it’s pretty creepy.

King never explains how we can read this confession. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you get to the end.

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