The Literature Thread

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:01 pm

Preezy wrote:Right, literary buffs of the forum... assemble!

I'm trying to find out the name of this short story (I thought it was by Stephen King but apparently not) about these people that go into a cornfield, get lost and find a dying dog, and they slowly go mad and there's this big sacrificial stone and they basically kill each other. The story ends with some other people walking past the cornfield and hearing someone call for help, and the cycle begins again.

Any ideas?


The Stephen King story is Children of the Corn .

I don't think that is the one you are looking for though.

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by Preezy » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:06 pm

Moggy wrote:The Stephen King story is Children of the Corn .

I don't think that is the one you are looking for though.

Yeah my incoherent google search only managed to bring up that, isn't the one sadly.

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by Moggy » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:16 pm

Preezy wrote:
Moggy wrote:The Stephen King story is Children of the Corn .

I don't think that is the one you are looking for though.

Yeah my incoherent google search only managed to bring up that, isn't the one sadly.


The dog and the cornfield are killing my search as all I am finding are things about Children of the Corn and real life dead dogs. :dread:

Sorry Preezy, you're on your own with this one.

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PostRe: The Literature Thread
by Preezy » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:17 pm

Harder to find than a dying dog in a cornfield full of sacrificial stones, it would seem :lol:

Thanks for trying.

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:21 pm

My initial thought was Children of the Corn as well but I don't remember any reference to a dog. Any idea what the period of the piece was? The structure of the story and the loop does scream Stephen King so I wonder if it's another of his short stories (though it's maybe too similar to CotC).

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by Cuttooth » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm

One of the top results in trying to find this is an article from the New York Public Library titled 'Finding a Book When You've Forgotten Its Title'. :lol:


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