Short fiction by Stephen King

This is a list of short fiction by Stephen King. This includes short stories, novelettes, and novellas, as well as poems. It is arranged chronologically by first publication. Major revisions of previously published pieces are also noted.

In all, 163 works are listed: 113 short stories, 11 novelettes, 14 novellas, and 12 poems, as well as 9 early excerpts and 4 plays written for the screen, stage, and television. Most of these pieces have been collected in the five short story collections: "Night Shift" (1978), "Skeleton Crew" (1985), "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" (1993), "Everything's Eventual" (2002), and "Just After Sunset" (2008); and in the three novella collections: "Different Seasons" (1982), "Four Past Midnight" (1990), and "Hearts in Atlantis" (1999). However, 35 of these pieces (excluding early excerpts, stories later incorporated into longer works, and pieces published after "Just After Sunset") remain uncollected.

A full listing as of December 31, 2004 with citations appears in "The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King" by Rocky Wood, et al (ISBN 0-9750593-3-5) and as of December 31, 2005 in "Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished" (ISBN 1-58767-130-1 and ISBN 0-9750593-4-3) by Rocky Wood, et al. See also King's official website [http://www.stephenking.com www.stephenking.com] .

Key to superscripts

"Major collections denoted in bold."
#Has been adapted to film

#Appears in "Night Shift" (1978)

#Appears in "Different Seasons" (1982)

#Appears in "Skeleton Crew" (1985)

#Appears in "Four Past Midnight" (1990)

#Appears in "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" (1993)

#Appears in "Six Stories" (1997)

#Appears in "Hearts in Atlantis" (1999)

#Appears in "Blood and Smoke" (1999)

#Appears in "Secret Windows" (2000)

#Appears in "Everything's Eventual" (2002)

#Appears in "The Secretary of Dreams" (2006)

#Appears in "" (2008)

#Appears in "Just After Sunset" (2008)

1950s

1959
* "Jumper" (short story) 10
* "Rush Call" (short story) 10

1960s

1960
* "The Cursed Expedition" (short story)
* "I've Got to Get Away!" (short story)
* "Hotel at the End of the Road" (short story)
* "Never Look Behind You" (short story)
* "The Other Side of the Fog" (short story)
* "The Stranger" (short story)
* "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well" (short story)

1964
* "The Star Invaders" (short story)

1965
* "" (short story)
* "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber" (short story)

1966
* "The 43rd Dream" (short story)

1967
* "The Glass Floor" (short story)

1968
* "Cain Rose Up" (short story) 4
* "Here There Be Tygers" (short story) 4
* "Harrison State Park '68" (poem)
* "Strawberry Spring" (short story, subsequently collected heavily revised) 2, 13

1969
* "The Dark Man" (poem)
* "Night Surf" (short story, subsequently collected heavily revised) 1, 2
* "The Reaper's Image" (short story, subsequently collected heavily revised) 3, 4
* "Stud City" (short story, subsequently incorporated into "The Body")

1970s

1970
* "Graveyard Shift" (short story) 1, 2
* "Donovan’s Brain" (poem)
* "She Has Gone to Sleep While..." (poem)
* "Silence" (poem)
* "Slade" (short story)
* "Woman with Child" (poem)

1971
* "The Blue Air Compressor" (short story, subsequently revised in 1981)
* "Brooklyn August" (poem) 6
* "I Am the Doorway" (short story) 2
* "In the Key Chords of Dawn" (poem)
* "The Hardcase Speaks" (poem)

1972
* "Battleground" (short story) 1, 2
* "The Fifth Quarter" (short story) 1, 6
* "The Mangler" (short story) 1, 2
* "Suffer the Little Children" (short story) 6

1973
* "The Boogeyman" (short story) 1, 2
* "Gray Matter" (short story) 2, 13
* "Trucks" (short story) 1, 2

1974
* "Sometimes They Come Back" (short story) 1, 2

1975
* "It Grows On You" (short story, subsequently revised in 1982, and collected revised again in 1993) 6
* "The Lawnmower Man" (short story) 2
* "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan" (short story, subsequently incorporated into "The Body")

1976
* "I Know What You Need" (short story) 2
* "The Ledge" (short story) 1, 2
* "Weeds" (short story, collected as "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" in comic book form in "Creepshow") 1

1977
* "The Cat From Hell" (short story) 1, 14
* "Children of the Corn" (short story) 1, 2
* "The King Family and the Wicked Witch" (short story)
* "The Man Who Loved Flowers" (short story) 2
* "One for the Road" (short story) 2, 13

1978
* "Jerusalem's Lot" (short story) 2, 12
* "The Gunslinger" (novelette, collected revised in "")
* "The Last Rung on the Ladder" (short story) 2
* "Man with a Belly" (short story)
* "The Night of the Tiger" (short story)
* "Nona" (short story) 4, 13
* "Quitters, Inc." (short story) 1, 2
* "The Woman in the Room" (short story) 2

1979
* "The Crate" (short story, collected in comic book form in "Creepshow") 1

1980s

1980
* "Crouch End" (short story) 1, 6
* "The Mist" (novella) 1, 4
* "The Monkey" (short story) 4, 13
* "The Way Station" (novelette, collected revised in "")
* "The Wedding Gig" (short story) 4

1981
* "The Bird and the Album" (early excerpt from "It")
* "The Gunslinger and the Dark Man" (short story, collected revised in "")
* "The Jaunt" (short story) 4
* "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands" (short story) 4
* "The Monster in the Closet" (early excerpt from "Cujo")
* "The Oracle and the Mountains" (short story, collected revised in "")
* "The Reach" (short story) 4, 12
* "The Slow Mutants" (novelette, collected revised in "")

1982
* "Apt Pupil" (novella) 1, 3
* "Before the Play" (unused prologue to "The Shining")
* "" (short story) 4
* "The Body" (novella) 1, 3
* "The Breathing Method" (short story) 3
* "The Raft" (short story) 1, 4
* "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" (novella) 1, 3
* "Skybar" (partial short story)
* "Survivor Type" (short story) 4

1983
* "The Return of Timmy Baterman" (early excerpt from "Pet Sematary")
* "Uncle Otto's Truck" (short story) 4, 12
* "Word Processor of the Gods" (short story) 1, 4

1984
* "The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet" (novelette) 4, 10
* "Beachworld" (short story) 4
* "Gramma" (short story) 1, 4
* "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" (short story) 4
* "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson" (early excerpt from "The Tommyknockers") 1

1985
* "Dolan's Cadillac" (novelette) 6
* "For Owen" (poem) 4
* "Morning Deliveries (Milkman #1)" (short story) 4
* "" (poem) 4

1986
* "The End of the Whole Mess" (short story) 1, 6
* "For the Birds" (short story)

1987
* "The Doctor's Case" (short story) 6
* "Popsy" (short story) 6

1988
* "Dedication" (novelette) 6
* "The Night Flier" (short story) 1, 6
* "The Reploids" (short story)
* "Sneakers" (short story) 6

1989
* "Home Delivery" (short story) 6, 12
* "My Pretty Pony" (short story) 6
* "Rainy Season" (short story) 6, 12

1990s

1990
* "An Evening at God's" (play)
* "The Langoliers" (novella) 1, 5
* "The Library Policeman" (novella) 5
* "The Moving Finger" (short story) 1, 6
* "Secret Window, Secret Garden" (novella) 1, 5
* "The Sun Dog" (novella) 5

1992
* "Chattery Teeth" (short story) 1, 6
* "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band" (short story) 6 1993
* "The Beggar and the Diamond" (short story) 6
* "The House on Maple Street" (short story) 6
* "Jhonathan and the Witchs" (short story, written in 1956)
* "Sorry, Right Number" (teleplay, written in 1987) 1, 6
* "The Ten O'Clock People" (short story) 6
* "Umney's Last Case" (short story) 1, 6

1994
* "Blind Willie" (novelette, subsequently collected heavily revised) 7, 8
* "Dino" (poem)
* "The Killer" (short story, written in mid-1960s)
* "The Man in the Black Suit" (short story) 7, 11

1995
* "Luckey Quarter" (short story) 7, 11
* "Lunch at the Gotham Café" (short story) 1, 7, 9, 11

1997
* "Autopsy Room Four" (short story) 1, 7, 11
* "Everything's Eventual" (novelette) 11
* "General" (screenplay, written in 1985)
* "L. T.'s Theory of Pets" (short story) 7, 11

1998
* "The Little Sisters of Eluria" (novelette) 11
* "That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" (short story) 11

1999
* "1408" (short story) 1, 9, 11
* "Hearts in Atlantis" (novella) 1, 8
* "Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling" (short story) 1, 8
* "In the Deathroom" (short story) 9, 10, 11, 13
* "Low Men in Yellow Coats" (novella) 1, 8
* "The New Lieutenant's Rap" (early excerpt from "Why We're In Vietnam")
* "The Road Virus Heads North" (short story) 1, 11, 12
* "Why We're In Vietnam" (novelette) 8

2000s

2000
* "The Old Dude's Ticker" (short story, written in early 1970s)
* "Riding the Bullet" (novelette) 1, 11

2001
* "All That You Love Will Be Carried Away" (short story) 11
* "Calla Bryn Sturgis" (early excerpt from "")
* "The Death of Jack Hamilton" (short story) 11

2003
* "Harvey's Dream" (short story) 14
* "Rest Stop" (short story) 14
* "Stationary Bike" (short story) 14
* "The Tale of Gray Dick" (early excerpt from "")

2004
* "Lisey and the Madman" (early excerpt from "Lisey's Story")

2005
* "The Furnace" (partial short story)
* "The Things They Left Behind" (short story) 14

2006
* "Memory" (early excerpt from "Duma Key", collected in "Blaze")
* "Willa" (short story) 14

2007
* "Ayana" (short story) 14
* "Graduation Afternoon" (short story) 14
* "The Gingerbread Girl" (novella) 14
* "Mute" (short story) 14

2008
* "N." (short story) 14
* "The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates" (short story) 14
* "A Very Tight Place" (novella) 14

2009
* "Throttle" (novella, in collaboration with Joe Hill)


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