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"Nona" is a short story written by Stephen King. It was original published in the first edition of the Shadows anthology in 1978, and later included in King's own 1985 collection Skeleton Crew.

Summary

A man is held in prison, recounting his life as a college dropout who had met and fallen in love with a beautiful girl named Nona while aimlessly hitchhiking on a snowy winter's night in Maine. That night, he was pretty swiftly seduced into murdering several people who had the misfortune of crossing the duo's path as they speed towards an unknown goal. Somewhere near the town of Castle Rock, Maine, Nona takes him to a graveyard, where he encounters a possibly supernatural force, and is later found alone by the authorities, taken into custody, tried, and sentenced to prison, where he now writes his tale, contemplating suicide as he hears strange sounds in the walls.

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