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Write On, Wednesday: Gillian Flynn’s THE GROWNUP

By Leslie Lindsay  The Edgar Award–winning short story from the author of Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects, published for the first time as a stand-alone book What a concise and wacky little story THE GROWNUP is, but what more would we expect from Gillian Flynn?! Topping out at just over 60 pages, this is not a full-fledged novel and that may be okay, depending on what you’re in the mood for. Personally, I would have loved a full-length novel (ha, and there’s a little pun in that if you chose to read the story), but THE GROWNUP is a full short story that was originally written for J.R.R. Tolkien by Flynn (as mentioned her acknowledgements section) and published as a short story within an anthology in 2014. Be aware that, like Flynn’s earlier stories, this one is a bit vulgar at times and definitely edgy, but if you like haunted houses, ghost-y things, and have an interest in the occult, THE GROWNUP is right. up. your. alley. Of course the ending is trade-mark …