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Title: “The Boogeyman” (1973)
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Short story
Stephen King (b. 1947) is an American author of horror and supernatural fiction. He is a very prolific writer, having published 61 novels, 6 nonfiction books and approximately 200 short stories. He has received several awards including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement for his entire body of work. The short story “The Boogeyman” was first published in 1973 in the magazine Cavalier and later included in the 1978 short-story collection Night Shift.
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