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.