The towering giant of horror, Stephen King, will now be thrilling us regularly with his updates on Twitter.
That’s our hope, at least. King took his first tentative step onto the service Friday afternoon with this quip:
My first tweet. No longer a virgin. Be gentle!
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 6, 2013
His handle quickly gained a “verified” tick mark, and just as quickly changed from @StephenKingAuth to @StephenKing. Presumably whoever previously held that handle wasn’t using it any more. (We’ve reached out to Twitter to find out.)
But then King’s Twitter experience took an eerily familiar turn. He fell victim to one of the same problems that afflicted Jack Torrance in The Shining: writer’s block. …