Read this new Stephen King short story for free, and then look at pictures of his corgi

Stephen King shared on his website Thursday a freebie short story — a 32-page story called “Laurie,” about a dog, a man and Florida. It will make you cry. In a nice way. Not in an Ol’ Yeller way. Trust me.

At the end of the piece, King notes that the story is for Vixen, The Thing of Good, his elder dog (not to be confused with Molly, The Thing of Evil). While we would certainly appreciate an update as to the health status of the older King dog — we hope everything is OK! — we will also take this as an opportunity to share more photos of the King doggos. We don’t really need much of an excuse, to be honest.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.