Die unzertrennlichen Geschwister Becky und Cal machen einen Landausflug nach Kansas, wo die Prärie bis zum Horizont reicht. In dem mannshohen Gras hat sich ein kleiner Junge verlaufen und ruft um Hilfe. Es scheint, dass die Rettungsaktion von Becky und Cal zu einem Horrortrip wird ...
This is a terrifying new short story from authors Stephen King and Joe Hill, brought to you as an eBook original by sister publishers Orion and Hodder & Stoughton. As USA TODAY said of Stephen King's MILE 81: 'Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop?' 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 growing more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver. This eBook original also contains exclusive extracts from the eagerly anticipated novels NOS4R2 by Joe Hill, and DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King.
When failed rock star Clayton Briggle, on the run from a botched L.A. drug deal, escapes to his hometown after having been gone thirty years, he reunites with his childhood friends--and finds Dawson, Nebraska to be just as haunted as he is. From the town's chain-smoking mortician who watches all from the tower of her Victorian mansion to the disappearance of the private school principal, the idyllic town of Dawson begins to unravel and no secret will remain unearthed. With dark humor and psychological thrills, DEMONS IN THE TALL GRASS is a tale of horror that shines a light into the back alleys of Hollywood, into the bedroom windows of a small Midwestern town, and exposes the amazing ability of humans to justify even murder and depravity to themselves.
In Living in the Tall Grass: Poems of Reconciliation, Chief Stacey Laforme gives a history of his people through stories and poetry to let Canadians see through the eyes of Indigenous people. Chief Laforme's universal message is, "We should not have to change to fit into society the world should adapt to embrace our uniqueness."
Gesichter Nach dem Tod seiner Frau ist Dean Evers nach Florida gezogen. Gut geht es ihm nicht, er nimmt Tabletten und trinkt zu viel. Eines Abends, als er mal wieder einsam Baseball schaut, sieht er im Publikum seinen alten Zahnarzt. Der Mann ist seit Jahren tot. Eine Halluzination? Dean gießt sich vorsichtshalber nach. Weitere Bekannte tauchen auf dem Bildschirm auf: alles Menschen, denen Dean irgendwann im Leben übel mitgespielt hat. Auch seine tote Frau ist dabei, die ihm gleich noch per Handy erklärt, was für eine Hölle ihre Ehe war. Und dann sieht Dean das Gesicht, das er am wenigsten sehen möchte und das ihn zu einem verzweifelten Schritt treibt.
This classic of midwestern natural history is back in print with a new format and new photographs. Originally published in 1989, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie introduced many naturalists to the beauty and diversity of the native plants of the huge grasslands that once stretched from Manitoba to Texas. Now redesigned with updated names and all-new photographs, this reliable field companion will introduce tallgrass prairie wildflowers to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts in the Upper Midwest. Each species account is accompanied by a brilliant full-page color photograph by botanist Thomas Rosburg. In clear, straightforward, and accessible prose, authors Sylvan Runkel and Dean Roosa provide common, scientific, and family names; the Latin or Greek meaning of the scientific names; habitat and blooming times; and a complete description of plant, flower, and fruit. Particularly interesting is the information on the many ways in which Native Americans and early pioneers used these plants for everything from pain relief to dyes to hairbrushes. Runkel and Roosa say that prairies can be among the most peaceful places on earth; certainly they are among the most beleaguered. Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie will inspire both amateurs and professionals with the desire to learn more about the wonders of the prairie landscape.
“It was a flowing emerald in spring and summer when the boundless winds ran across it, a tawny ocean under the winds of autumn, and a stark and painful emptiness when the great long winds drove in from the northwest. It was Beulahland for many; Gehenna for some. It was the tall prairie.”—from the “Prologue” Originally published in 1982, Where the Sky Began, John Madson’s landmark publication, introduced readers across the nation to the wonders of the tallgrass prairie, sparking the current interest in prairie restoration. Now back in print, this classic tome will serve as inspiration to those just learning about the heartland’s native landscape and rekindle the passion of long-time prairie enthusiasts.
This is a true story about a husband and wife with their three small sons who chucked the modern way of living and moved to a remote mine in the wilds of Trinity County. For thirty years they bested the steep trail they had to hike to reach it. Their story is peppered with danger, near starvation and many encounters with rattlesnakes, wild animals and two crazy mountain men. It is story of how hard work, ingenuity and a rugged pioneer spirit turned a small flat along a wild river into a place with a productive mine and jewelry shop. The wonder and beauty of California's northern forested mountains come to life in this narrative. This is a beautiful story to read.
The Nature Conservancy has begun an ecological experiment on one of North America's last remaining expanses of grasslands. Beyond simply conserving the place, they are studying it and shaping it anewbringing back bison and seeding with fire to liberate the biodiversity of a land never broken by the plow. Writer Smith was employed to present what is known and being researched concerning the natural ecosystem of the Osage tallgrass prairie, as well as the historical human uses of the prairie that have shaped its attributes. Color photos by Harvey Payne, who grew up and lives in the area, reveal his intimate knowledge and reverence for the land and its flora and fauna.
Robert ist mit einer überdurchschnittlichen Intelligenz gesegnet. Er verabscheut Krieg und findet gemeinsam mit einem Team von Wissenschaftlern ein Mittel, das alle Lebewesen friedfertig werden lässt. Sie verteilen es auf der gesamten Welt und erfahren erst zu spät von den Nebenwirkungen. »Das Ende des ganzen Schlamassels« ist No. 52 der Stephen King Story Selection (aus: Albträume). Sie umfasst ca. 45 Manuskriptseiten.
An der Wegmarkierung Mile 81 des Maine-Turnpike steht eine mit Brettern vernagelte Raststätte. Hier treffen sich sonst die älteren Schüler, um zu trinken und Dinge zu tun, die ältere Schüler gern in Schwierigkeiten bringen. Der 11-jährige Pete Simmons ist heute aber allein hier, weil er weiß, dass die Großen woanders sind. Er findet eine halbvolle Wodkaflasche und trinkt davon so viel, dass er benebelt einschläft. Kurz darauf rollte ein schlammverdreckter Kombi (komischerweise hat es in Maine seit Wochen nicht geregnet) auf den von Unkraut überwachsenen Parkplatz, obwohl auch der Tankstellenbetrieb vor Längerem eingestellt wurde. Die Fahrertür öffnet sich, aber niemand steigt aus. Doug Clayton, Versicherungsvertreter aus Bangor, ist ein gottesfürchtiger Mensch. Der verlassen dastehende Kombi weckt den Samariter in ihm. Er biegt von der Schnellstraße ab und hält mit seinem Prius hinter dem schlammigen, kennzeichenlosen Kombi. Etwas später hält auch Julianne Vernon, die gerade mit ihrem Pferdeanhänger unterwegs ist. Die beiden leeren Autos haben sie neugierig gemacht. Sie findet Claytons zerbrochenes Handy neben der offenen Kombitür – und kommt dieser dabei selbst zu nahe. Als Pete Simmons aus seinem Dämmerschlummer erwacht, steht ein halbes Dutzend Autos an der Raststätte Mile 81. Zwei Kinder – Rachel und Blake Lussier und ein Pferd namens Deedee sind die einzigen Lebewesen, die er sieht. Es sei denn, man zählt den Kombi dazu.
More than a region on a map, North America's vast grasslands are an enduring place in the American heart. Unfolding along and beyond the Mississippi River, the tallgrass prairie has entranced and inspired its natives and newcomers as well as American artists and writers from Willa Cather to Mark Twain. The Tallgrass Prairie is a new introduction to the astonishing beauty and biodiversity of these iconic American spaces. Like a walking tour with a literate friend and expert, Cindy Crosby's Tallgrass Prairie prepares travelers and armchair travelers for an adventure in the tallgrass. Crosby's engaging gateway assumes no prior knowledge of tallgrass landscapes, and she acquaints readers with the native plants they’ll discover there. She demystifies botanic plant names and offers engaging mnemonic tips for mastering Latin names with verve and confidence. Visitors to the prairie will learn to identify native plants using the five senses to discover what makes each plant unique or memorable. In the summer, for example, the unusual square stem of cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, sets it apart from its neighbors. And its distinctive leaf cups water after the rain. A gifted raconteur, Crosby tells stories about how humankind has adopted the prairie as a grocery, an apothecary, and even as a shop for love charms. Rounding out this exceptional introduction are suggestions for experiencing the American prairie, including journaling techniques and sensory experiences, tips for preparing for a hike in tallgrass landscapes, ways to integrate native prairie plants into home landscapes (without upsetting the neighbors), and a wealth of resources for further exploration. An instant classic in the tradition of American naturalist writing, The Tallgrass Prairie will delight not only scholars and policy makers, but guests to tallgrass prairie preserves, outdoors enthusiasts and gardeners, and readers interested in American ecosystems and native plants.
Robert Aron, an Algerian Jew fighting for his homeland, falls in love with Marie, a young Catholic girl, and incurs the wrath of his longtime comrade-in-arms, Jojo, a mercenary who is slowly descending into madness.
The tall grass prairie peninsula is Illinois, parts of northeastern Indiana, and the Darby Plains prairies of Central Ohio as well as the neighboring margins of these areas. This area has been a hub of great innovation because it was the center of a vast east-west system of rivers, and innovation tends to be developed and diffused along an east-west axis. Moreover, this river system encompasses several ecologically and culturally rich and divers areas. The book discusses the ecology and the prehistory and history of the people as well as some of the innovations that have originated there.
Dark Comedy / Flexible Casting; 2m, 1f or 6m, 3f / Simple Sets Tall Grass is a dark comedy comprised of three one-act plays. Each play requires two males and a female and the same three actors can play the roles for each play. THE BUSINESS PROPOSAL begins with a botched marriage proposal by a nice young man to his type-A girlfriend, who instead informs him that she has just accepted a position to become his boss. Over the next six-months the two try to sort out what they really want out of their professional and personal lives. The solution comes as a surprise, both to themselves and to the audience. The play also features a comic waiter and some voice-overs which can be done by the same actor. THE GERBIL is the story of a burglar caught breaking into the home of a dysfunctional couple, whose love for their daughter is the glue keeping their marriage together. The brutal ending reveals the harm their marriage has taken on the daughter, although she never appears on stage. In TALL GRASS we find an octogenarian couple fighting to maintain their independence. The arrival of a mysterious social worker tests the true extent of their resolve.