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The Woman in the Room

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"The Woman in the Room" is a short story written by Stephen King, included in his 1978 collection Night Shift.

Plot Summary

Narrated from the perspective of a man burdened with deep remorse, pain, and inner demons, the story concerns his decision to euthanize his terminally ill mother with painkillers.


The story was adapted by Frank Darabont into a short film in 1983.

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