Short Fiction By Stephen King, 1967-2016

1967     The Glass Floor  (short story)
               (published in the Fall 1967 issue of Startling Mystery Stories)
               (uncollected)

1968     Cain Rose Up  (short story)

               (published in the Spring 1968 issue of Ubris)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1968     Here There Be Tygers  (short story)
               (published in the Spring 1968 issue of Ubris)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1968     Strawberry Spring  (short story)
               (published in the Fall 1968 issue of Ubris)
               (collected in Night Shift)

1969     Night Surf  (short story)

               (published in the Spring 1969 issue of Ubris)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1969     The Reaper's Image  (short story)
               (published in the Spring 1969 issue of Startling Mystery Stories)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1969     Stud City  (short story)
               (published in the Fall 1969 issue of Ubris)
               (revised version incorporated into The Body)

1970     Slade  (short story)

               (published serially in eight installments of The Maine Campus)
               (uncollected)
1970     Graveyard Shift  (short story)
               (published in the October 1970 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)

1971     The Blue Air Compressor  (short story)

               (published in the the January 1971 issue of Onan)
               (revised and reprinted in the July 1981 issue of Heavy Metal)
               (uncollected)
1971     I Am the Doorway  (short story)
               (published in the March 1971 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)

1972     Suffer the Little Children  (short story)

               (published in the February 1972 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1972     The Fifth Quarter  (short story)
               (published under the pseudonym "John Swithen")
               (published in the April 1972 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1972     The Mangler  (short story)
               (published in the December 1972 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1972     The Old Dude's Ticker  (short story)
               (submitted to Cavalier in either 1971 or 1972)
               (unpublished until appearing in the Necon 2000 program)
               (uncollected)


1973     The Boogeyman  (short story)
               (published in the March 1973 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1973     Trucks  (short story)
               (published in the June 1973 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1973     Gray Matter  (short story)
               (published in the October 1973 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)

1973     It Grows On You  (short story)
               (published Fall 1975 in Marshroots Volume 3 Number 1)
               (revised version collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)

1974     Sometimes They Comes Back  (short story)
               (published in the March 1974 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)

1975     The Lawnmower Man  (short story)

               (published in the May 1975 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1975     The Revenge of Lard-Ass Hogan  (short story)
               (published in the July 1975 issue of The Maine Review)
               (shortened and revised version incorporated into The Body)
               (original version uncollected)
  1976     Weeds  (short story)
               (published in the May 1976 issue of Cavalier)
               (uncollected)
1976     The Ledge  (short story)
               (published in the July 1976 issue of Penthouse)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1976     I Know What You Need  (short story)
               (published in the September 1976 issue of Cosmopolitan)
               (collected in Night Shift)

1977     Children of the Corn  (short story)

               (published in the March 1977 issue of Penthouse)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1977     One for the Road  (short story)
               (published in the March/April 1977 issue of Maine)
               (collected in Night Shift)
1977     The Cat From Hell  (short story)
               (published in the June 1977 issue of Cavalier)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
1977     The Man Who Loved Flowers  (short story)
               (published in the August 1977 issue of Gallery)
               (collected in Night Shift)

1978     The King Family and the Wicked Witch  (short story)
               (published in the Kansas Flint, August 25)
               (uncollected)
1978     Jerusalem's Lot  (short story)
               (original appearance in Night Shift)
1978     Quitters, Inc.  (short story)
               (original appearance in Night Shift)
1978     The Last Rung on the Ladder  (short story)
               (original appearance in Night Shift)
1978     The Woman in the Room  (short story)
               (original appearance in Night Shift)
1978     The Night of the Tiger  (short story)
               (published in the February 1978 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (uncollected)
1978     Nona  (short story)
               (published in Shadows)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1978     The Gunslinger  (short story)
               (published in the October 1978 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger)
1978     Man With A Belly  (short story)
               (published in the December 1978 issue of Cavalier)
               (uncollected)

1979     The Crate  (short story)

               (published in the July 1979 issue of Gallery)
               (reprinted in The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural)
               (uncollected)


1980     The Way Station  (short story)
               (published in the April 1980 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger)
1980     Big Wheels: A Tale of the Laundry Game (short story)
               (adapted from an unfinished novel; published in New Terrors 2)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1980     The Mist  (novella)
               (published in Dark Forces)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1980     Crouch End  (short story)
               (published in New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1980     The Monkey  (short story)
               (published in the November 1980 issue of Gallery)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1980     The Wedding Gig  (short story)
               (published in the December '80 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)

1981     The Oracle and the Mountains  (short story)

               (published in the February 1981 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger)
1981     The Jaunt  (short story)
               (published in the June 1981 issue of The Twilight Zone Magazine)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1981     The Slow Mutants  (short story)
               (published in the July 1981 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger)
1981     The Reach  (short story)
               (published as "Do the Dead Sing?" in the November '81 Yankee)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1981     The Gunslinger and the Dark Man  (short story)
               (published as "The Gunslinger and the Man in Black" 
               in the November 1981 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger)

1982     Survivor Type  (short story)

               (published in Terrors, June 1982)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1982     Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption  (novella)
               (collected in Different Seasons)
1982     The Breathing Method  (novella)
               (collected in Different Seasons)
1982     Before the Play  (deleted material from The Shining)
               (published in Whispers No. 17/18, August)
               (uncollected)
1982     The Raft  (short story)
               (published in the November 1982 issue of Gallery)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)


1983     Word Processor of the Gods  (short story)
               (published as "The Word Processor" in the January '83 Playboy)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1983     Uncle Otto's Truck  (short story)
               (published in the October 1983 issue of Yankee)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)


1984     Gramma  (short story)
               (published in the Spring 1984 issue of Weirdbook)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1984     Mrs. Todd's Shortcut  (short story)
               (published in the May 1984 issue of Redbook)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1984     The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet  (short story)
               (published in the June 1984 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)
1984     The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson  (short story)
               (published in the July/August issue of Rolling Stone)
               (revised version incorporated into The Tommyknockers)
               (original version collected in the limited edition of Skeleton Crew; otherwise uncollected)
1984     Beachworld  (short story)
               (published in the Fall 1984 issue of Weird Tales)
               (collected in Skeleton Crew)

1985     Dolan's Cadillac  (short story)

               (published serially in Castle Rock)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1985     Morning Deliveries: Milkman #1  (short story)
               (adapted from an unfinished novel)
               (original appearance in Skeleton Crew)

1986     The End of the Whole Mess  (short story)
               (published in the October 1986 issue of Omni)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1986     For the Birds  (short-short)
               (published in Bred Any Good Rooks Lately?)
               (uncollected)

1987     Popsy   (short story)

               (published in Masques II)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1987     The Doctor's Case  (short story)
               (published in The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1987     Sorry, Right Number  (teleplay)
               (produced for the television series Tales From the Darkside)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)

1988     The Reploids  (short story)
               (published in Night Visions 5)
               (uncollected)
1988     Sneakers  (short story)
               (published in Night Visions 5)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1988     Dedication  (short story)
               (published in Night Visions 5)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1988     The Night Flier  (short story)
               (published in Prime Evil)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)

1989     Rainy Season  (short story)
               (published in Midnight Graffiti)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1989     Home Delivery  (short story)
               (published in Book of the Dead)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1989     My Pretty Pony  (short story, excerpted from an unfinished novel)
               (published as a limited edition)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)

1990     The Moving Finger  (short story)

               (published in the December 1990 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)


1992     You Know They Got a Hell of a Band  (short story)
               (published in Shock Rock)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1992     Chattery Teeth  (short story)
               (published in the Fall 1992 issue of Cemetery Dance)
               (collected in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
 
1993     The House on Maple Street  (short story)
               (original appearance in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1993     The Ten O'Clock People  (short story)
               (original appearance in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
1993     Umney's Last Case  (short story)
               (original appearance in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)

1993     The Beggar and the Diamond  (parable, adapted from a Hindi parable)
               (original appearance in Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
  
1994     Blind Willie  (short story)
               (published in Antaeus, Autumn 1994)  
               (collected in Six Stories; revised edition incorporated into Hearts In Atlantis)
1994     The Man in the Black Suit  (short story)
               (published in the October 31 issue of The New Yorker)
               (collected in Six Stories and Everything's Eventual)


1995     Luckey Quarter  (short story)
               (published in the June 30/July 2 issue of USA Weekend)  
               (collected in Six Stories and Everything's Eventual)
1995     Lunch at the Gotham Cafe  (short story)
               (published in Dark Love, November)
               (collected in Six Stories and Everything's Eventual)


1997     The General  (screenplay, excerpted from Cat's Eye)
               (published in Screamplays, September 1997)
               (uncollected)
1997     Everything's Eventual  (short story)
               (published in the November 1997 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)  
               (collected in Everything's Eventual)
1997     Autopsy Room Four  (short story)
               (published in Robert Bloch's Psychos)
               (collected in Six Stories and Everything's Eventual)
1997     L.T.'s Theory of Pets  (short story)
               (collected in Six Stories and Everything's Eventual)


1998     That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French  (short story)
               (published in the June 22-29 issue of The New Yorker)
               (collected in Everything’s Eventual)
1998     The Little Sisters of Eluria  (novella)
               (published in Legends)
               (collected in Everything’s Eventual)


1999     The New Lieutenant’s Rap  (short story, self-published)
               (revised and incorporated into Hearts In Atlantis)
1999     The Road Virus Heads North  (short story)
               (published in 999)
               (collected in Everything’s Eventual)
1999     1408  (short story)
                (published in audio format in Blood and Smoke)
                (collected in Everything's Eventual
1999     In the Deathroom  (short story)
               (published in audio format in Blood and Smoke)
               (reprinted in Secret Windows)
               (collected in Everything’s Eventual)

2000     Riding the Bullet  (short story)
               (published as an e-book)
               (collected in Everything’s Eventual)

2001     All That You Love Will Be Carried Away  (short story)
               (published in the January 29 issue of The New Yorker)
               (collected in Everything’s Eventual)
2001     The Death of Jack Hamilton  (short story)
               (published in the December 24 issue of The New Yorker)
               (collected in Everything’s Eventual)

2004     Harvey’s Dream  (short story)
               (published in the June 30 issue of The New Yorker)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
2004     Rest Stop  (short story)
               (published in the December issue of Esquire)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
2004     Stationary Bike  (short story)
               (published in Borderlands 5)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)

2005     The Things They Left Behind  (short story)
               (published in Transgressions)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)

2006     Chapter 71 – Sword in the Darkness
               (excerpt from the unpublished novel Sword in the Darkness)
               (published in Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished)
               (uncollected)
2006     Willa  (short story)
               (published in the December 2006 issue of Playboy)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)

2007     Graduation Afternoon  (short story)

               (published in the March 2007 issue of Postscripts)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
2007     The Gingerbread Girl  (short story)
               (published in Esquire, July 2007)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
2007     Ayana  (short story)
               (published in the Fall 2007 issue of The Paris Review)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
2007     Mute  (short story)
               (published in the December 2007 issue of Playboy)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)

2008     A Very Tight Place  (short story)
               (published in McSweeny’s)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
2008     The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates  (short story)
               (published in the October/November issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
               (collected in Just After Sunset)
2008     N.  (short story)
               (original appearance in Just After Sunset)

2009     Ur  (short story)
               (published as an e-book for the Kindle)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2009     Throttle (short story, co-written with Joe Hill)
               (published in He Is Legend)
               (uncollected)
2009     Morality  (short story)
               (published in the November 2009 issue of Esquire)
               (reprinted in the mass-market edition of Blockade Billy)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2009     The Cannibals: Part One  
               (excerpt from the unpublished novel The Cannibals)
               (posted online at StephenKing.com)
               (uncollected)
2009     The Cannibals: Part Two  
               (excerpt from the unpublished novel The Cannibals)
               (posted online at StephenKing.com)
               (uncollected)
2009     Premium Harmony  (short story)
               (published in the November 9 issue of The New Yorker)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)

2010     Blockade Billy  (novella)
               (published as a stand-alone book)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2010     1922  (novella)
               (collected in Full Dark, No Stars)
2010     Big Driver  (novella)
               (collected in Full Dark, No Stars)
2010     Fair Extension  (short story)
               (collected in Full Dark, No Stars)
2010     A Good Marriage  (novella)
               (collected in Full Dark, No Stars)

2011     Herman Wouk Is Still Alive  (short story)
               (published in the May 2011 issue of The Atlantic)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2011     Under the Weather  (short story)
               (published in the trade paperback edition of Full Dark, No Stars)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2011     Mile 81  (short story)
               (published as an Amazon Kindle exclusive)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2011     The Little Green God of Agony  (short story)
               (published in A Book of Horrors)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2011     The Dune  (short story)
               (published in Granta #117)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)

2012     In the Tall Grass  (short story, co-written with Joe Hil)

               (published in the June/July and August issues of Esquire)
               (uncollected)
2012     A Face in the Crowd  (short story, co-written with Stuart O'Nan)
                (published as an e-book and an audiobook, August 21)
                (reprinted in the anthology Field of Fantasies, 2014)
                (uncollected)
2012     Batman and Robin Have an Altercation  (short story)
               (published in Harper's, September 2012 issue)
               (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2012     Afterlife  (short story)
                (read by King live during a lecture given at the University of 
                    Massachusetts Lowell on December 7, 2012)
                (video published online, December 2012)
                (print edition published in the Summer 2013 issue of Tin House)
                (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)

2013     The Rock and Roll Dead Zone  (short story)
                 (published in the Rock Bottom Remainders e-book Hard Listening)
                 (uncollected)
2013     Summer Thunder  (short story)
                 (published in Turn Down the Lights)
                 (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)

2014     Bad Little Kid  (short story)
                 (e-book published only in French [as "Sale Gosse"] and German [as "Böser kleiner
                      Junge"])
                 (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2014     That Bus Is Another World  (short story)
                 (published in Esquire, August 2014 issue)
                 (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
  
2015     A Death  (short story)
                 (published in The New Yorker, March 9 issue)
                 (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2015     Drunken Fireworks  (short story)
                 (published in audio format on June 30)
                 (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
2015     Mister Yummy  (short story)
                 (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2015     Obits  (short story)
                 (collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams) 
  
2016     Cookie Jar  (short story)
                 (published in VQR, Spring 2016)
                 (collected in the mass-market paperback edition of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)
2016     The Music Room  (short story)
                (published in Sunlight Or Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
                    December 6, 2016; appeared online at Playboy.com on November 16)
               (uncollected) 
  
2017     Thin Scenery  (play)
                (published in the summer 2017 issue of Ploughshares)
                (uncollected) 

9 comments:

  1. How does one get a hold of a copy of "The Rock and Roll Dead Zone"?

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    1. It's part of the e-book "Hard Listening," which should be available from various places. I'd recommend the iBooks version, which has music and video clips.

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  2. this one slipped past me somehow, i must be getting old.
    is it any good by the way?

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    1. I got a chuckle out of it. Not much of one, though; it's not what I'd call a particularly serious effort by King.

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  3. This list is missing both 1922 and Big Driver from Full Dark, No Stars.

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    1. So it is. I wonder how I managed that? I'm also missing "The Breathing Method." I will correct these oversights.

      I think this probably is the result of my having consciously decided to omit some of the longer novellas from "Different Seasons" and "Four Past Midnight." In the case of, say, "Apt Pupil" or "The Langoliers," I can't think of those as short fiction. Those are long enough to plausibly be published on their own as short novels; the mere fact that they got published alongside a few other similarly-lengthy novellas does not, in my mind, make them short fiction. Or even novellas, really; I think they are closer to novels.

      That's less true of both "1922" and "Big Driver," but I'm sure that's how they got left off this list. In any case, I'll add them to it.

      Thanks!

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  4. Thanks for the list. Great effort.

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  5. I discovered and corrected an error: I had "The End of the Whole Mess" listed as having appeared in the October 1985 issue of Omni. In fact, it was the October 1986 issue.

    If anyone were to spot any other errors of that nature, by all means let me know!

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