I binge on Stephen King for a while and and then not pick up a book by him for years. He’s such an amazing storyteller, but he does tend to kill a lot of his characters and I tend to like a different kind of world building. LOL (Someday, however, I do want to go back and re-read all his Dark Tower books and pick up on new things I missed the first go-round.) One of the stories that I remember the most is The Langoliers. It was a short story about people waking up mid-flight to find the plane’s other passengers and the pilots have disappeared. I believe one of the passengers was a pilot so he lands the plane. A young blind girl turns out to be psychic (yay!) and–while everyone is exploring the airport and finding that the food is tasteless and matches won’t light–she figures out that they have flown into the past. Unlike most time travel stories the past in this story can no longer exist once it’s, well, past. The Langoliers devour it and, if they don’t get out of the past and back into the present, they too will be devoured.
I was not the only person who really liked this story because someone optioned it from King and made a mini-series on tv with it. It’s…pretty terrible. I watched a good chunk of it as “research” for painting my nails for #nailsunitedoctchallenge’s Stephen King prompt. The special effects are painfully bad and the acting is worse. But I stole their version of depicting Langoliers and painted them on my nails. I’m sure we’ll mostly see Dark Tower and It nails since the movies are rich in imagery plus they just came out and are fresh on everyone’s mind, but Stephen King has a huge body of work to pull from and I’m exited to see what people come up with.
- Base Polishes:
Revlon’s Moon Candy “Supernova”, Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine “Bait Me”
Mundu de Unas’ “Black” filled in with Sinful Colors’ “Whiteboard” using Born Pretty BP-124 (plane)
- The rest is done with acrylic paint
In a cruel twist of fate, the plane stamping decal got smeared when I topcoated. In some ways, though, it made it fit in better with the free-handed stuff so…yay?
Thanks for visiting! And if you also enjoy Stephen King’s writing, please share some of your favorites in the comments. 🙂