Stephen King may be sorry that this pandemic feels like living in one of his horror stories, but we’re merely craving more tales from the master storyteller himself! Thankfully, his brand-new novella collection, If It Bleeds, will be released on April 21. King is regarded as highly for his short fiction as for his novels, and we cannot wait to read “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” “The Life of Chuck,” “Rat,” and the title story, “If It Bleeds.” Exploring all the many manifestations of evil, as well as those fleeting moment of joy in daily life, these sure-to-be-iconic stories are just what we need to shock us and transport us out of this currently chaotic world.
In an exclusive worldwide premiere on YouTube, King read from the first chapter of If It Bleeds. Check it out below: