By Stephen King
With the guts of Stand through Me and the genius horror of Christine, Mile eighty one is Stephen King unleashing his mind's eye as he drives earlier a type of highway signs...
At Mile eighty one at the Maine Turnpike is a boarded up leisure cease on a road in Maine. it is a position the place highschool childrens drink and get into the type of difficulty highschool teenagers have consistently gotten into. it is the position the place Pete Simmons is going while his older brother, who is alleged to be looking for him, heads off to the gravel pit to play "paratroopers over the side." Pete, armed merely with the magnifying glass he received for his 10th birthday, reveals a discarded bottle of vodka within the boarded up burger shack and beverages adequate to go out.
Not a lot later, a mud-covered station wagon (which is unusual simply because there hadn't been any rain in New England for over per week) veers into the Mile eighty one leisure quarter, ignoring the signal that claims "closed, no services." The driver's door opens yet no one will get out.
Doug Clayton, an assurance guy from Bangor, is using his Prius to a convention in Portland. at the backseat are his briefcase and suitcase and within the passenger bucket is a King James Bible, what Doug calls "the final coverage manual," however it isn't really going to avoid wasting Doug whilst he makes a decision to be the great Samaritan and support the fellow within the damaged down wagon. He pulls up in the back of it, places on his four-ways, after which notices that the wagon has no plates.
Ten mins later, Julianne Vernon, pulling a horse trailer, spots the Prius and the wagon, and pulls over. Julianne reveals Doug Clayton's cracked mobile phone close to the wagon door — and will get too shut herself. by the point Pete Simmons wakes up from his vodka nap, there are a part a dozen vehicles on the Mile eighty one relaxation cease. childrens — Rachel and Blake Lussier — and one horse named Deedee are the single dwelling left. except you possibly count number the wagon.