TUESDAY TEASER

The idea, friends, is to grab the book you are currently reading, copy two or three random sentences as a tease to get someone else to read the book too. As a big Stephen King fan, I am reading one published in 2013 which answers the question, “Whatever happened to the little boy in The Shining who had “special abilities.” Danny or Dan, as he goes by as an adult, is having a hard time of it, to put it mildly. As part of his “shine-ability,” he uses his gift for good in a nursing hospice where he is known as Dr. Death, not because he participates in euthanasia, but because he eases peoples’ minds in their last moments. It is one way he can make up for a wasted life lost in drugs and alcohol. From King’s Dr. Death:

“Dan Torrance knew he would be living in the turret room of the Helen Rivington House from the moment he had seen his old friend Tony (an “imaginary” playmate of Dan”s who helped him escape from his psychotic father at the Overlook Hotel) waving at him from a window that on second look turned out to be boarded shut. He asked Mrs. Clausen (landlady)…about the room about six months or so after going to work at the hospice as janitor/orderly…and unofficial doctor in residence. Along with his faithful sidekick, Azzie, of course.” (Azzie is a cat who can sense when a resident/patient is approaching death.

If you’d like to participate, leave your Tuesday Teaser in the comments section below or leave your url where you have posted it.

 

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Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

4 thoughts on “TUESDAY TEASER”

  1. I read extracts from this one and watched bits of the film – and chickened out! I don’t suffer so much these days, but I have over the years been afflicted with terrible nightmares, so I’m careful what I watch and read… I think he is an amazing writer, there.

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