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SKELETON CREW
1985 Literature

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  • Animals/Creatures
    • Fornit
      • Luck elves that lived in author Reg Thorpe's typewriter. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Antique Stores
    • The Bridgton Antiquary
      • Mrs. Carmody's junk shop that David's wife Steff liked to rummage around in. (story The Mist)
  • Apartment and Condos
    • Carlton Memorial Women's Dormitory
      • Women's dorm across the mall from Garrish. (story Cain Rose Up)
  • Automotive Services
    • Bob's Gas & Service
      • Automotive service and inspection station owned by Rocky's old friend and fellow basketball player from high school, Bobby Stiff Socks Driscoll. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
    • Pine Tree Car Wash
      • The wino brigade consisted of out-of-staters except for Lou Tattinger, who ran the Pine Tree Car Wash. (story The Mist)
  • Bakeries
    • Cushman Bakery
      • Bakery truck Uncle Otto and McCutcheon hitch a ride into Castle Rock after McCutcheon's Cresswell truck breaks down. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • Bars and Night Clubs
    • Bean's
      • Bar in Freeport that Stella's dead husband Bill mentions to her. (story The Reach)
    • Dorrit's Tavern
      • Bar in Raccoon Head, on the mainland. When the Reach froze in 1938, Bull Symes and Hattie's own man strapped on snowshoes and walked across to the mainland, visiting Dorrit's Tavern for a shot of whiskey. It burned down in 1958. (story The Reach)
    • The Fishbowl Bar
      • Bar in Richard Pine's old neighborhood, over which Ronnie Hanelli, also known as Ronniewop, set up shop after breezing through the bar exam the first time he took it. (Story: Survivor Type)
    • Four Corners Tavern
      • Bar where Rocky stops to have a few beers on his way to kill milkman Spike Milligan. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
    • Four Fathers
      • Bar that the Editor went to on Forty-ninth, picking that particular bar because there was no juke and no color TV and not many lights. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Baseball Teams
    • Tigers
      • George's Peewee league baseball league team. (story Gramma)
  • Books-Fiction
    • Underworld Figures (novel)
      • Novel by Reg Thorpe. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Books-Other
    • The Politics of the Jaunt
      • Book by C.K. Summers that contains one section called The Jaunt Under the Rose, a compendium of the more believable rumors about the Jaunt. (story The Jaunt)
  • Bowling Alleys
    • The Castle Rock Youth League
      • Huge renovated farm in Castle Rock with 12 lanes of candlepin bowling, a few ancient pinball machines, a juke featuring the greatest hits of 1957, three Brunswick pool tables, and a Coke-and-chips counter where you also rent bowling shoes that look like they might have just come off the feet of dead winos. (story Nona)
  • Buildings and Landmarks
    • Bowen Hill
      • Hill in Castle Rock where Nona tells the police officer her uncle lives. (story Nona)
    • Southern Hill
      • Hill Rocky and Leo roar up on the wrong side of the road when Spike Milligan's milk truck comes up behind them. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
    • Trinity Hill
      • Hill on Black Henry Road outside Castle Rock where McCutcheon's Cresswell truck overheated and exploded. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
    • The Trinity Hill Memorial Tourist Truck
      • Name the narrator's father gave to McCutcheon's Cresswell truck after if broke down and was left on Trinity Hill. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • Castles
    • Castle Hill
      • When Uncle Otto moved to Castle rock and begin to speculate in real estate, he bought large house on Castle hill. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • Cemeteries and Graveyards
    • Birches Cemetery
      • Cemetery on Maple Sugar Road in Castle Rock that was vandalized - desecrated - the day after George's mother yelled at Gramma. (story Gramma)
  • Cities and Towns
    • Whitehead City
      • City on Mars where Texaco Water transfers Mark Oates and his family. (story The Jaunt)
  • Cities and Towns - Joke
    • Surf City
      • Joke Shapiro makes: Welcome to Surf City, Bill. Surf City sans surf. (story Beachworld)
  • Cities and Towns - U.S.
    • Castle Rock, Maine
      • Fictional town in Maine that Homer mentions during his story about Mrs. Todd's Shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's Shortcuts) Where Ace Merrill messed up the narrator. (story Nona) George's family moved to Castle Rock to take care of Gramma. (story Gramma)
    • Derry, Maine
      • Maine town where the narrator's grandfather settled because of the lumber industry. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
    • Harlow, Maine
      • Small town in Maine across the river from Castle Rock. The narrator's folks home town. (story Nona) Most of the four thousand acres of land that New England Paper offered at fire-sale prices in 1933 were in Castle Rock, but it sprawled into Waterford and Harlow as well. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
    • Morgan
      • Town seventy miles from Chicago where in 1927 the narrator's band was playing jazz in a speakeasy. (story The Wedding Gig)
    • Province, Vermont
      • City where the first human Jaunters - convict volunteers - were brought, gassed, and fed through portals exactly two hand-miles apart, one by one. (story The Jaunt)
    • Raccoon Head
      • Town across the Reach from Goat Island. (story The Reach)
    • Shaymore, Maine
      • Maine town, location of mysterious government facility known as the Arrowhead Project. (story The Mist)
  • Convenience Stores and Gas Stations
    • Giosti's Mobil
      • Gas station in Casco village, operated by David's friend Bill Giosti that first told him the Black Spring story. (story The Mist)
  • Corporations
    • Federal Foods Inc.
      • Company that owns the Federal Foods grocery store chain. (story The Mist)
  • Counties and States
    • Castle County
      • County where Uncle Otto lives. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • Diners
    • Joe's Good Eats
      • Diner where narrator meets Nona, and almost kills a trucker. (story Nona)
  • Discount Stores
    • Shop-and-Save
      • Discount store that David's wife Steff mentions, where he may have to go if the power's off in Bridgton. (story The Mist)
  • Doctors
    • Dr. Arlinder
      • Gramma's doctor. (story Gramma)
    • Richard Pine
      • Drug smuggling surgeon that resorts to eating himself to stay alive when the cruise ship Callas sinks and he washes up on an island alone with 2 kilos of heroin. (Story: Survivor Type)
  • Drugstores
    • Bridgton Pharmacy
      • Drug store in Bridgton, Maine. (story The Mist)
  • Electronics
    • Magic Dream Machine
      • Also known as the Word Processor of the Gods. The word processor that Richard's nephew John's builds for him for his birthday, that allows him to control reality. (story Word Processor of the Gods)
  • Elementary Schools
    • Acorn Street Grammar School
      • Charles' grammar school. (story Here There by Tygers)
  • Energy and Power Companies
    • Mobil Hydro-2-Ox
      • Following the introduction of Jaunt technology in 1988, by 1998, the price of oil was selling for six dollars a barrel and the oil companies had begun to change their names. (story The Jaunt)
  • Farms
    • Cramer's Dairy
      • Milkman Spike Milligan delivers milk and other items to the residents of Culver Street and Balfour Avenue for Cramer's Dairy. (story Morning Deliveries - Milkman #1)
    • Sites' Cider Mill
      • Mill that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
  • Fuel Companies
    • Texaco Oil/Water
      • Following the introduction of Jaunt technology in 1988, by 1998, the price of oil was selling for six dollars a barrel and the oil companies had begun to change their names. (story The Jaunt)
  • General Stores
    • Goat Island Store
      • General store on Goat Island where Larry McKeen worked. (story The Reach)
  • Grocery Stores
    • Bell's Market
      • Grocery store in Castle Rock where Homer tells David the story of Mrs. Todd's shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Federal Foods Supermarket
      • Grocery store in Bridgton, Maine. (story The Mist)
    • Pauline's Superette
      • Rocky sends Leo for more beer. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
  • Gun Stores
    • Littlejohn's Gun Emporium
      • Gun store where Reg Thorpe buys a .45 automatic and two thousand rounds of ammunition to protect his Fornit from them. He would have bought an AK-70 if Littlejohn's had been allowed to sell them. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Hardware Stores
    • Schenk and McCutcheon Hardware
      • Uncle Otto and his Yankee partner George McCutcheon's hardware store chain. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
    • Schenk and McCutcheon Lumber
      • Uncle Otto and his Yankee partner George McCutcheon's lumber yard chain. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • High Schools
    • Brunswick High
      • High school where Gert Symes would go on to be voted Maine's Teacher of the Year. (story The Reach)
    • Crescent High
      • High school in Crescent where Rocky and Bobbie played basketball together. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
  • Historical Events
    • Black Spring of 1888
      • Time when the spring was so cold that the ice on the lakes will eventually turn as black as a rotted tooth. (story The Mist)
    • The Great Storm of '38
      • Summer storm David mentions that knocked flat the year-round home his father built on Long Lake. (story The Mist)
  • Home Furnishing Products
    • DeIver Mirror
      • Priceless mirrors made by English craftsman John DrIver in the Elizabethan period of England's history that have become collector's items due to the form of crystal that was used that has a mildly magnifying and distorting effect on the eye of the beholder. Only five remain in existence. (story The Reaper's Image)
    • Green Acres Lawn Food
      • Fertilizer product that David mentions when Highland Lake resident Dan Miller proposes covering up the plate glass windows. (story The Mist)
  • Hospitals
    • Derry Hospital
      • Hospital that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
  • Hotels
    • St. Regis Hotel
      • San Francisco flophouse where Richard Pine was schedule to meet Ronnie Hanelli's skin diver with his 2 kilos of heroin. (Story: Survivor Type)
  • Islands
    • Goat Island
      • Island where Stella Flanders has lived all her life. (story The Reach)
  • Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Tailoring
    • New Adams Laundry
      • Laundry service where Rocky has worked for the last 14 years - Leo only a few months. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
    • Stratford Laundry
      • Laundry service in Stratford, Connecticut where George's mother used to work. (story Gramma)
  • Libraries
    • Sloan Library
      • Library that Mrs. Todd worked to raise money for in Castle Rock. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
  • Magazines-Other
    • Logan's
      • Literary magazine where editor Henry Wilson worked, which ultimately phased out fiction and didn't end up ever publishing Reg Thorpe's short story. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Makeup and Perfume
    • Eau De Crankcase
      • Joke narrator makes to the trucker: What's that aftershave, handsome? Eau de Crankcase? (story Nona)
  • Manufacturing Companies
    • National Aerodyne
      • Company that laid Hal off. (story The Monkey)
    • New England Paper
      • Company that offered up four thousand acres of land at fire-sale prices in 1933 in a last-ditch effort to stay afloat. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • Methods, Procedures and Techniques
    • The Spoon Torture of the Heathen Chinee
      • George's older brother Buddy's torture technique - he sat on top of him with a knee on each of George's shoulders and tapped a spoon in the middle of George's forehead until he about went crazy. (story Gramma)
  • Military Bases
    • Arrowhead Project
      • Mysterious government project located in Shaymore, Maine. (story The Mist)
  • Mountains
    • Speckled Bird Mountain
      • Mountain that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
  • Movie Theaters
    • Star Theater
      • Movie theater bathroom that Charles thinks about, compares to the bathroom at his school. (story Here There by Tygers)
  • Movies
    • Underworld Figures (movie)
      • Movie based on the novel by Reg Thorpe. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Moving, Delivery, Shipping and Storage
    • Hagstrom's Wholesale Deliveries
      • Richard's brother Roger's business. (story Word Processor of the Gods)
  • Museums
    • The Samuel Claggert Memorial Private Museum
      • Museum featuring 98% blatant junk, home of a Delver mirror. Guided tours on the hour - admission $1.00 Adults, $.50 Children. (story The Reaper's Image)
  • Natural Areas
    • Slyder's Point
      • Cliff on Goat Island where Daniels, the sweet-talking fellow from New Hampshire that Big George Havelock had hired to help him out new sills under his house and a new engine in his Model A truck, had slipped and tumbled all the way to the bottom, breaking his neck and bashing his head in. (story The Reach)
  • Neighborhoods
    • Castle View
      • Castle Rock neighborhood where George's mother's siblings finally chipped in and bought a small house because the property values were low. (story Gramma)
  • Newspapers
    • New York World-Times
      • Newspaper carried by a harried-looking businessman in the Blue Concourse sleep lounge. (story The Jaunt)
  • Operations
    • Operation Straw
      • Name for the first waterlift from the Martian ice-caps around 2045. (story The Jaunt)
  • Personal Care Products
    • Golden Girl Shampoo
      • David illustrated several ads for Golden Girl Shampoo - the one where the girl is standing stride her bike, the one where she's playing frisbee on the beach, the one where she's standing on the balcony of her apartment with a drink in her hand. (story The Mist)
  • Pet Services
    • Mosconi's Veterinary Clinic
      • Clinic where Victor Carune takes his fish and mice after they've been teleported. (story The Jaunt)
  • Pet Stores
    • Stackpool's House of Pets
      • Pet shop where Victor Carune spent his last twenty dollars on nine white mice. (story The Jaunt)
  • Pizza Parlors
    • Steve's Pizzaville
      • Pizza parlor built in the old Castle Ridge School, the very last of the one-room schools in Castle Rock. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • Planets
    • Beachworld
      • Planet full of dunes but no water where FedShip ASN/29 falls out of the sky and crashes. (story Beachworld)
    • Planet X
      • Joke Norton makes when David tries to tell him about the tentacles. (story The Mist)
  • Publishing Companies
    • Arvin Publishing, Inc.
      • The editor's Fornit, Bellis, advises him to open a new bank account under the name Arvin Publishing, Inc., and use the account to pay author Reg Thorpe $800 for his short story. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Religious Organizations
    • Holy Family
      • Church that Richard Pine attended as a kid. (Story: Survivor Type)
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows
      • Church where Richard's wife Lena plays bingo. (story Word Processor of the Gods)
  • Restaurants-Other
    • John's Restaurant
      • The old geezer that runs the secondhand shop near John's Restaurant says the mist is a pollution cloud. (story The Mist)
    • Mother Crunch
      • Restaurant on First Avenue that Richard Pine reminisces about, specifically the huge slice of pound cake and the scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream that give you for dessert. (Story: Survivor Type)
    • Pilot's Grille
      • Restaurant where Mrs. Todd buys Homer dinner. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
  • School Mascots
    • Castle Rock Cougars
      • George's school mascot, on his textbook covers. (story Gramma)
  • Schools-Other
    • Castle Ridge School
      • The very last of the one-room schools in Castle Rock, that became Steve's Pizzaville when it finally closed. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
  • Sexual Jargon
    • Jahoobies
      • Rocky's slang for breasts. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
  • Short Stories
    • The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet
      • Short story by Reg Thorpe. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Sporting Goods Stores
    • Sportsman's Exchange
      • Sporting goods store that David and Dan Miller discuss, as a potential source for more guns. (story The Mist)
    • Stanton's Bait and Boat
      • Bait shop on Raccoon Head where you could also get engine oil, flypaper, Italian sandwiches and Budweiser to go. (story The Reach)
  • Substances
    • Fornus
      • 
Good-luck dust that Fornits provide, the luck elves that lived in author Reg Thorpe's typewriter. (story The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet)
  • Thoroughfares-Avenues
    • Balfour Avenue
      • Milkman Spike Milligan delivers milk and other items to the residents of Culver Street and Balfour Avenue for Cramer's Dairy. (story Morning Deliveries - Milkman #1)
    • First Avenue
      • Address of Mother Crunch, the restaurant that Richard Pine reminisces about. (Story: Survivor Type)
  • Thoroughfares-Other
    • Motorway B
      • Road with trees like willows overhanging the road that grab Homer's hat. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Southwest Bend
      • Road in Castle Rock. (story Nona)
  • Thoroughfares-Roads
    • Anderson Road
      • Road that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Bear Road
      • Road that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Black Henry Road
      • Road in Castle Rock where McCutcheon's Cresswell truck finally gave up in spectacular fashion. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
    • Bowen Road
      • Road in Castle Rock blocked due to a live line down. (story Nona)
    • Bull Pine Road
      • Road that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Johnson Flat Road
      • Road where Rocky and Leo in Rocky's Chrysler crash into a 1959 Mercury. (story Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game - Milkman #2)
    • Maple Sugar Road
      • Road in Castle Rock, address of Birches Cemetery. (story Gramma)
    • Old Derry Road
      • Road that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Old Shaymore Road
      • Road in Shaymore, Maine, location of mysterious government facility known as the Arrowhead Project. (story The Mist)
    • Speckled Bird Mountain Road
      • Road that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Stackpole Road
      • Road in west Castle Rock. (story Nona)
    • Stannous Road
      • Road that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Town Road #6
      • Road that Mrs. Todd mentions to Homer when telling him about her shortcuts. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
  • Thoroughfares-Streets
    • Acorn Street
      • Location of Charles' grammar school. (story Here There by Tygers)
    • Carbine Street
      • Location of the fine new high school in Castle Rock. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
    • Culver Street
      • Milkman Spike Milligan delivers milk and other items to the residents of Culver Street and Balfour Avenue for Cramer's Dairy. (story Morning Deliveries - Milkman #1)
    • Fruit Street
      • Location of school for fruit. (Story: For Owen)
  • Transport-Nautical
    • 
Paradise Lines Inc.
      • The company that owns the cruise ship Callas, carrying surgeon Richard Pine. (Story: Survivor Type)
  • Universities
    • Horlicks University
      • University that Deke, Randy, Rachel and LaVerne attend in Pittsburgh. (story The Raft)
  • Vehicle Models - Cars and Trucks
    • Cresswell
      • Model of McCutcheon's truck, a breed which no longer exists. (story Uncle Otto's Truck)
    • Go-devil
      • Homer's nickname for Mrs. Todd's car, a champagne colored Mercedes Go-devil. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
  • Vehicles-Nautical
    • Callas
      • Paradise Lines cruise ship carrying Richard Pine that sinks. (Story: Survivor Type)
    • The Dancer
      • Ship that had gone down, carrying Carl Abersham and Hattie Stoddard's husband. (story The Reach)
  • Vehicles-Space
    • FedShip ASN/29
      • Shapiro, Rand and Grimes' ship that fell out of the sky and crashed on beachworld. (story Beachworld)
  • Water
    • Borrow's Cove
      • Cove on Goat Island, where the phone lines might have gone down when Vera is talking to Annie Phillips on the phone, causing crackling on the line. (story The Reach)
    • Cascade Lake
      • Also known as Cascade Beach. Lake 40 miles outside Pittsburgh. (story The Raft)
    • Castle Lake
      • Lake in Castle Rock where the Todds have a big summer home. (story Mrs. Todd's shortcut)
    • Crystal Lake
      • Lake from one of Hal's memories of Uncle Will. (story The Monkey)
    • Godlin's Pond
      • Pond on Goat Island, where the phone lines might have gone down when Vera is talking to Annie Phillips on the phone, causing crackling on the line. (story The Reach)
    • The Reach
      • The body of water that separates Goat Island from the mainland. (story The Reach)
  • Wine
    • Apple Zapple Wine
      • Wine that Stewie McClelland and Russell Bowie were drinking when they took Stewie's Bombardier Skiddoo out on the Reach when it froze for the first time since 1938. The skidoo went into the Reach. Stewie managed to crawl out, losing one foot to frostbite. The Reach took Russell away. (story The Reach)
  • Youth Camps
    • Camp Woodlands
      • Two sixteen year old girls in the grocery store have Camp Woodlands written on the back of the white rayon shirts. (story The Mist)
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