"Word Processor of the Gods"
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"Word Processor of the Gods"
Title: "Word Processor of the Gods"
Author: Stephen King
Country: USA
Genre: Horror
Published in: Playboy
Skeleton Crew
Publication date: January, 1983

"Word Processor of the Gods" is an American short story of the horror genre. It was written by author Stephen King and first published in Playboy magazine in January, 1983. The story was later included in the anthology book series Skeleton Crew.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Richard Hagstrom is a disenfranchised writer who is unhappy with his home life, which includes a horrible wife and a disrespectful son. Richard receives a cobbled together custom made word processor as a birthday gift from his late nephew. Richard discovers that by using the word processor, he can actually alter reality.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Featured characters[edit | edit source]

Supporting characters[edit | edit source]

  • Jonathan Hagstrom
  • Roger Hagstrom

Antagonists[edit | edit source]

  • Belinda Hagstrom
  • Seth Hagstrom

Minor characters[edit | edit source]

  • Adelina Mabel Warren
  • Bernie Epstein
  • Father Phillips

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Races[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Word processor

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This story involves classic tropes related to Stephen King including using a writer as the point of view character as well as themes of alcoholism.

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This article relates to the works of Stephen King.

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