But no, gentle reader, Mr. King is not appearing in ST, by arrangement with his common sense. His new story has been published in The New Yorker, which is a proper publication that has articles on sensible things, very intellectual cartoons, and general classy stuff. (There's an Amazon pilot for a New Yorker TV series, I rather enjoyed it.)
Anyway, the story is here.
It contains the sentence: 'Around two o’clock, while the little girls were playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Musical Chairs, Jim Trusdale entered the Chuck-a-Luck and ordered a knock of whiskey.'
You just know this will not end well.