As part of their Book at Bedtime series, the BBC recently produced Stephen King’s Cookie Jar as a 3-part audio experience that fans will find mesmerizing. Originally published the Virginia Quarterly Review in Spring 2016, Cookie Jar was later included in the short-story anthology The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Read by Colin Stinton with mood music from Timothy X Atack, its an engrossing exploration of one of King’s lesser-known works.
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Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section! If you’d like to read along, you can find a print version of Cookie Jar online, HERE. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: A new short story by Stephen King, adapted for radio in three parts. The first of a series of stories of the supernatural by Stephen King.
‘I had sort of a peculiar childhood, because my mother was peculiar. Not outright crazy, but very, very peculiar. Stories were her way of staying sane… A way to cover that hole in reality the way you might cover a well with boards so no one would fall in. But her stories stopped working for her. Because the thing she was afraid of was in the house with her all along.’
Cookie Jar is a new short story by Stephen King. It is included in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, published by Hodder.
Abridged and Produced by Mair Bosworth
Read by Colin Stinton
Music by Timothy X Atack
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