Having recently been reading Stephen King’s book, ‘On Writing’ I was reminded of the short story he wrote many years ago, called ‘The Body’, which was made into the film, ‘Stand By Me’ – one of my all time favourite movies. Thinking it would not be available on DVD, owing to its age (having been made in 1986), I looked on-line and found there was a copy available, and new at that, for only $5 plus $5 postage from Big W.
I immediately ordered a copy and then thought some more about the film and how it came about. As I mused over the idea of a story based on the premise of a group of young boys finding a dead body, my mind raced back to a time quite long ago, when I found a body. My body find was not fiction but a real life experience.
I have written about it and put it in the non-fiction section of my web site.
You can find it there, under the simple title of ‘The Body’.
I choose to comment on social issues and write creatively on a variety of subjects - for a variety of audiences.