Best known for writing horror stories, Stephen King tried his hand at comedy during Wednesday night’s debate. His muse was a fly.
Like much of America, the 73-year-old “Dead Zone” scribe was amused to see an insect skirt secret service agents and COVID-19 restrictions to land on Vice President’s head on live TV.
“The fly knows,” King ominously first wrote on Twitter while vice president Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris jousted.
The black bug plopped down on Pence’s white hair and stayed there for about two minutes.
Imagining Pence and the fly at a restaurant, King penned a joke.
“Hey waiter! I’ll have the soup,” he tweeted. “Mike Pence will have some sh-t for his fly.”
Finally, in King style, he envisioned an entire story based on the bizarre episode.
“THE LORD OF THE FLIES, starring Mike Pence!” he wrote. “Coming soon to a streaming platform near you.”
One of King’s Twitter followers appeared to possess the Shining.
“If Biden/Harris doesn’t have flyswatters come midnight they f---d up,” tweeted a social media user Berzerker Needs a Nap at 10:36 p.m.
Biden’s website was selling “Truth Over Flies” emblazoned swatters 30 minutes later. They claim to have sold 15,000 units by Thursday morning and had no more immediately available.
Pence flew to Nevada Thursday, then buzzed into Arizona.
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