(Shh! I know it’s a long shot, I’ve got less than a zero chance of getting this wish fulfilled, yet I must, at least, ask. Quiet now…)
Hello, Mr. Stephen King? I am a big fan of your writing. I would love to buy you a cup of coffee, because, well, I’ll be in your neck of the woods next week! I’m coming to Maine, for the first time, ever!
I am SO looking forward to seeing the sights, eating lobster, and maybe ??? meeting that talented author, you, Stephen King?!
I’ve seen a picture of the gothic fence around your home, and jeezum crow! It’s awesome sauce! (aren’t those required expressions while in Maine?)
I am a HUGE fan of your work. I use written and film versions of your prose in the English Language Arts classes I teach. My most favoritist of all classes is, Film Classics. The kick-off film for the fall Film class is always Stand By Me, based on your short story, The Body. Everyone loves that film.
My personal favorite novel is The Shining. I remember reading that tome while driving to Florida, from the upper peninsula of MI, for college spring break. It was riveting.
So, Mr. King, can I buy you a cup of coffee? How about a go-cup? Well, how about a handshake? And would you mind having your picture taken with me? I promise it would end up in a sumptuous frame in my classroom.
It would also be a lovely birthday gift because both my husband and I will be celebrating our big days while in Maine! (He’s hitting the speed limit – shhh – don’t say that I told). You would also help me cross off “meet Stephen King” from my bucket list.
Think about all the good you could do for my drab, little life.
We leave tomorrow (8/17) and will be in Maine all next week. And in all sincerity, it would be a pleasure to meet you. Long shot, yes. A dream? Absolutely! I’m daring to dream big!
Rest assured, even though I’m a big fan, I am NOT Kathy Bates in Misery. Promise!
Tar-Buns, a newbie blogger and fan of yours