Not ten minutes after I finished reading The Mist, Whirl pressed this collection of Stephen King stories into my hand, Everything’s Eventual. She pointed out the inclusion of at least two Dark Tower-related stories: “The Little Sisters of Eluria” and “Everything’s Eventual”. When I cracked the binding I also discovered the collection includes the story “1408”. Whirl and I watched the movie adaptation of that story just a few weeks ago.

So as I dive into these 14 stories, I think I’ll follow the Tarot-inspired ordering of them without alteration. There are days when I just want an author to tell me a good story and I don’t read much more into it than that. These are those days.