I was looking at Skeleton Crew by Stephen King, which is some of my favorite leisure reading when I have things to do but can sit down for quick bites.
One of my favorites is Miss Todd's Shortcut.
One of teh bigger problems with being in fandom and re-reading books is that I get very intense thoughts of crossovers. But this one is one of those I just--really want to write. For SPN, not SGA, because hey, they already *have* the ultimate shortcut. I was thinking more an investigation into the disappearance of another young woman from the town who got addicted to shortcuts, and Dean and Sam showing up to investigate the disappearance and getting the odd, simple history. Of taking those shortcuts between spaces.
Of course, I suddenly have this ambitious and completely impossible idea to do a series of casefiles based on Stephen King stories now--I mean, seriously, imagine them in Pet Sematary. Christine. Carrie. Hell, the The Dead Zone It's really--heh. I wouldn't do it. But God I wish someone would. "The Mist", another good one. "The Raft", spooky as shit and wins for most impractical and inappropriately timed sex ever. "The Word Processor of the Gods". Some of the ones from Nightmares and Dreamscapes for that matter.
Yes, this is the sort of thing I think of at midnight. I am stressed and taking it out on fic. Poor, poor fic.