"Memory" is a short story originally published in the "summer reading" issue (#28) of Tin House magazine in July of 2006, and later included with the 2008 novel Blaze.

The story concerns Edgar Freemantle, who recounts the horrific accident that cost him his marriage, half of his body, and some of his mind. Stricken with aphasia, Edgar decides to commit suicide, and receives some odd advice from his therapist, Dr. Kamen. In the end, Edgar plays witness to another accident that leaves a victim too close to death, and helps to end the suffering of another.


This story, with revision, would become the beginning of King's 2008 novel Duma Key.

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