Esquire originally published the collaboration by the father and son team in their June/July and August issues as part of the magazine’s new e-book series “Fiction for Men.”
In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
The short story also contains excerpts of Stephen King’s upcoming Shining sequel Doctor Sleep and Joe Hill’s next novel, NOS4A2.