Me and Stephen King wrote a short story…

I recently provided a short story for an anthology put together by Steve Beaulieu and Todd Barselow.

And Stephen King.


If you’ve read Stephen King’s brilliant book on how to write a book you’ll find a writing exercise that he asks people to do.  (He even offered to try to read them if you would submit it to him. Then he got overwhelmed.)

I did the exercise and came out with a short story.  Thanks Stephen King! It’s called Final Entrance.  It’s about a murderous opera singer and her victim playing a deadly game of cat and mouse.  It’s about true love and drugs and addiction.  And a 357.  Hard caliber.  You shoot with your head, not your heart, gunslinger.  Say True indeed.

I hope you enjoy it.  I had a lot of fun writing it.  Plus, the other authors in this Anthology are more than worth price of admission.  I was honored to write alongside Kevin G. Summers, Michael Bunker, Hall and Beaulieu, Jason Anspach, MG Herron, AK Meek, and Martin T. Ingram.

And Stephen King. Thank you, gunslinger.  For the stories, the tutelage, and your friendship. Even though we’ve never met… we’ve gone many miles together, and late into the night.

Get this one! It’ll scare you to death… and you’ll never listen to Carmen the same way again.

Get In Your Closet + In Your Head

About Nick Cole

Nick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Phillip the Second of Spain in the Opera Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or some similar role. Nick Cole has been writing for most of his life and acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army. You can also find him on Twitter.

5 Responses to Me and Stephen King wrote a short story…

  1. Very cool. I will be reading that. Would you recommend the book to someone trying to learn to craft a story they can sell?

  2. Hi Nick,

    Yeah I pre-ordered that anthology. I can’t wait to read it; I’m excited to read some work by some new authors.

    I had a question. You know in your Wyrd Series how Frank has a back story where he–(I don’t want to give away any spoilers) but, do you plan to write more about that organization Frank was a part of? Maybe introduce new characters and new adventures? That is something I would be interested in, especially if it was a period piece, like from the 60s or maybe World War II era or even middle ages.

    Anyway, thanks for all of the great stories, please keep it up.

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