Rainy Season (short story)


Rainy Season (short story)

Infobox short story |
name = Rainy Season
title_orig =
translator =
author = Stephen King
country = United States
language = English
series =
genre = Horror short story
published_in = "Midnight Graffiti" (1st release),
"Nightmares and Dreamscapes"
publication_type = Anthology
publisher = Warner Books
media_type = Print (Hardcover)
pub_date = 1992
preceded_by =
followed_by =

"Rainy Season" is a short horror story by Stephen King, first published in an anthology titled "Midnight Graffiti", and later included in King's "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" collection.

Plot summary

A young husband and wife on summer vacation rent a house in a small town called Willow, Maine, only to be warned repeatedly (if vaguely) to leave by the local inhabitants. They do not comply and, having purchased groceries, return to the house. They never learn the price for prosperity the citizens of Willow must pay: every seven years a husband and wife will come there from outside and will stay, despite protests, to become sacrifices during the rainy season. When the "rain" starts, the couple "does" learn the nature of the precipitation: an army of grotesque black toads the size of footballs, armed with needle-sharp teeth, and able to chew through doors and walls...

Film, TV, theatrical, or other adaptations

"Rainy Season" has been adapted by artist Glenn Chadbourne for the book "The Secretary of Dreams", a collection of comics based on King's short fiction released by Cemetery Dance in December 2006.

External links

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