The home in Orrington, Maine where Stephen King was living when he wrote “Pet Sematary” has gone on the market for just $255,000. It’s a modest property, 113 years old and he rented the spot with his family in 1979 which became the inspiration for the novel after his daughter Naomi’s cat, Smucky, was hit and killed by a car. His son, Owen, also had a near miss on the same stretch of road. King had to bury the cat in a makeshift pet cemetery and ended up getting the idea for the story three days after he buried the cat’s remains when he imagined a child getting hit by a car.
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