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Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay
Storm of the Century An Original Screenplay Author:Stephen King For the first time in Stephen King's remarkable publishing history, the master storyteller presents an all-new, original tale written expressly for the television screen.They're calling it the Storm of the Century, and it's coming hard. The residents of Little Tall Island have seen their share of nasty Maine Nor'easters, but this one is d... more »ifferent. Not only is it packing hurricane-force winds and up to five feet of snow, it's bringing something worse. Something even the islanders have never seen before. Something no one wants to see.Just as the first flakes begin to fall, Martha Clarendon, one of Little Tall Island's oldest residents, suffers an unspeakably violent death. While her blood dries, Andre Linoge, the man responsible sits calmly in Martha's easy chair holding his cane topped with a silver wolf's head...waiting.Linoge knows the townsfolk will come to arrest him. He will let them. For he has come to the island for one reason. And when he meets Constable Mike Anderson, his beautiful wife and child, and the rest of Little Tall's tight-knit community, this stranger will make one simple proposition to them all:"If you give me what I want, I'll go away."« less
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If you liked "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, you should enjoy this TV screenplay set on a New England island during the biggest blizzard in years. Reading a screenplay is much like reading a stage play-- both different from reading a novel in that you don't get the rich character descriptions, nor pastoral settings that good authors share in books.
A small island community is affected by a horrible murder just as a wicked winter storm is moving in that will shut them off from the mainland-- not only from news, supply lines, and electricity, but from communicating with the authorities. As more and more mishaps occur, everyone will become suspicious of the stranger locked up in the town's holding cell who was found sitting in the home of the murder victim. And just what does he want from the townspeople to make it all stop?