Martin Luther King's In A Half-World Of Horror

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One of the best days of King’s early life was when he first published a story in a horror fan magazine. Published under the title “In a Half-World of Terror”. The original title was “I was a Teen-Age Graverobber”. He was once quoted saying “Your job isn’t to find ideas but to recognize them when they show up” (King 37). King referring to his mother’s influencing his writing and him just making observations about his life. He ended up writing a story called
“Happy Stamps” about a man who counterfeited green stamps. King was inspired by his mom licking and putting the green stamps into a book, in order to get her sister a lamp as a gift. He later sent this short story off to an Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and it was rejected.
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