That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French
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|"That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French"|
|Genre(s)||Horror, short story|
|Published in||Everything's Eventual|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French (referring to déjà vu) is a short story by Stephen King. It was originally published in the June 22, 1998 issue of The New Yorker magazine. In 2002, it was collected in King's collection Everything's Eventual. It focuses on a married woman in a car ride on vacation constantly repeating the same events over and over, each event ending with the same gruesome outcome.
As the story progresses, the woman begins to remember skeletons from the closet, starting as financially strapped newlyweds who went on to greater things with her husband's eventual success in the computer industry. It is implied, though never explicitly revealed, that the man and woman have been killed in a mid-air plane collision, and are suffering eternal torment.
- That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database