What are the best Stephen King short stories?

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    #1Everything's Eventual

    Everything's Eventual
    Published in 2002, Everything's Eventual is a collection of 14 short horror stories by Stephen King. The collection includes previously published works and two audio stories published in paper for the first time.
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    Steven Clark
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "An absolutely wonder read for King Fan. I wasn't able to put this down once i picked it up. I read all 14 stories rather quickly."
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    #2Skeleton Crew

    Skeleton Crew
    Winner of the 1986 Locus Award for Best Collection, Skeleton Crew is a collection of work by Stephen King. It is comprised of nineteen short stories including "Gramma" and "The Mist," two poems, and a novella. 
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    Austin Alvarez
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "It's a New York Times best seller, and has many positive reviews. I found it to be interesting to read. I would recommend this to my friends and family who enjoy Stephen King stories."
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    #3Just After Sunset

    Just After Sunset

    Published in 2008, Just After Sunset is a collection of short stories by Stephen King. The collection is comprised of twelve short stories, eleven of which has been previously published, with "N." being the only exception.

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    Brian Banks
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "If you are a fan of Stephen King, i highly suggest Just After Sunset. The writing in the short story is phenomenal and the storyline really captures you."
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    #4Night Shift

    Night Shift

    Night Shift is a book collection of frightening stories written by Stephen King which serves as a delectable introduction to King's mythologies. This is said to be the first short stories King has written in his early years. 

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    Steven Wheeler
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I love Stephen Kind stories but hadn't come across this one yet. Once again I'll be picking up a used version of this but love that I was given Amazon choices again."
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    #5Four Past Midnight

    Four Past Midnight
    The last book of the stories based on midnight by Stephen King is an all time classic of the terror genre. A terrifying dog appears in every picture Kevin Delevan takes. Pop Merrill, the best trader in town will try to get profit of it, a very dangerous business. 



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    Jordan Herrera
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "good"
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    #6Hearts in Atlantis

    Hearts in Atlantis
    Hearts in Atlantis is a collection of five stories by Stephen King. The stories "Low Men in Yellow Coats," "Hearts in Atlantis," "Blind Willie," "Why We're in Vietnam," and "Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling" are all connected through the Vietnam War.
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    Austin Hill
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "The most prolific writer of our generation Stephen King releases "Hearts in Atlantis". A collection of some of his best short stories. You won't be disappointed with these quick reads."
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    #7Full Dark, No Stars

    Full Dark, No Stars
    Full Dark, No Stars is a collection of four novellas by well-known author of horror, Stephen King, published in 2010. The novellas are "1922," "Big Driver," "Fair Extension," and "A Good Marriage."
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    Timothy Schultz
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Stephen King continues to be not only one of the most prolific writers of all time, but one of the most compelling. Full Dark, No Stars is an eerie and beautiful collection of stories from the master, with strong writing, characters, and settings as always. My favorite was 'A Good Marriage', but they are all great tales with an bleakly honest view of humanity. Perfect if you are looking for something dark and tense."
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    #8Nightmares and Dreamscapes

    Nightmares and Dreamscapes
    Nightmares and Dreamscapes is an anthology of 20 short stories by the acclaimed author of horror, Stephen King. Some of the stories included are "The Moving Finger," "The House on Maple Street," "The Night Flier," and "Dedication."
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    Danielle Weber
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Stephen King is iconic and has many incredible novels and novelettes to choose from. Nightmares & Dreamscapes is a classis and includes many of King's latest and best short stories."
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    #9In the Tall Grass

    In the Tall Grass

    In the Tall Grass is a collection of short horror stories written in collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill. This was originally published in August 2012 in the Esquire magazine. 

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    Frank Holland
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I like Steven King but I'll admit he's pretty hit or miss, this one is a miss. I know it was a short story but it felt really underdeveloped. The pacing was off, the monster didn't work for me, and ultimately the ending was just over the top in the worst way. "
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    #10Lawnmower Man: Stories from Night Shift

    Lawnmower Man: Stories from Night Shift

    The Lawnmower Man: Stories from Night Shift is short horror story written by Stephen King. It was first released by Random House Audio in 1995. The Lawnmower Man is included in Stephen King's book Night Shift.

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    Paul Santos
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Has Stephen King lost his touch, maybe not, but sure made a swing and a miss here. I felt I had read this exact story line in some other book. Lacks depth and "charm"."
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    #11Apt Pupil

    Apt Pupil

    Apt Pupil is a short novel written by Stephen King. First published in 1982 by Warner under ISBN 0751525677, Apt Pupil is included in Stephen King's book containing short stories and novellas called Different Seasons.

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    David Hoffman
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This novela is a very powerfull novela about obsession. It shows you what can happen to someone who gets to involved with trying to make a german remember the terrible crimes he commited in the concentration camps. The audiobook is read byFrank Muller. The way he reads this novel, really places the listener into the book. Once I started the novela, I could not stop it"
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    #12The Breathing Method

    The Breathing Method

    The Breathing Method is a short horror story written by Stephen King. The Breathing Method is included in Stephen King's book Different Seasons which contains a number of short stories and novellas.

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    Helen Lynch
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If you love Stephen King, you'll love this story. This is all about telling scary ghost stories, and King makes sure to think up a really spooky tale for this one. It is really frightening, and King, as always, makes sure to take into account the political ramifications on his characters at the time. It helps make them true to life and that's one of my favorite things about King's writing and he does it really well here. "
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    #13Gray Matter

    Gray Matter

    Gray Matter is a short horror story written by Stephen King. It was released by Random House Audio in 1993 and is included in Stephen King's book Night Shift. Night Shift is a collection of short stories and novellas.

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    Arjun Kapoor
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Usually not a fan of audio books but I gave this a try because it is based on a novel from Stephen King. Had a good time listening to it, maybe I will give more audio books a try!"
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    #14Stationary Bike

    Stationary Bike

    Stationary Bike is a short horror story written by Stephen King. It was released by Simon & Schuster Audio in 2006 and originally published in the fifth edition of From Borderlands in 2003.

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    Donna Turner
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I DID NOT LIKE THIS BOOK. I FOUND IT TO BE QUITE BORING. IT WAS A VERY DISAPPOINTING AUDIO BOOK."
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    #15One For The Road

    One For The Road

    One for the Road is a short horror story written by Stephen King and illustrated by James Hannah. It was first published in the March/April issue if Maine and was later included in the book Night Shift. (Currently unavailable).

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    #16Graveyard Shift and other Stories from Night Shift

    Graveyard Shift and other Stories from Night Shift

    Graveyard Shift and other Stories from Night Shift are short horror stories written by Stephen King. It was released by Random House Audio in 1988 and is included in Stephen King's book Night Shift.

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    Jerry Guerrero
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The audio stories that came along with the collection were very well done and portrayed by the narrator. Many of the stories dark and scary. Although all the stories from Night Shift were not included, the ones that were were done good."
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    #17Stephen King's Battleground

    Stephen King's Battleground

    Stephen King's Battleground: A Commemoration of the Emmy-Winning Television Adaptation is a collection of short stories written by Stephen King. It first published by Gauntlet Press in 2012.

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    Eric Gardner
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Stephen King's Battleground is a definitive collection of Stephen King's classic short story with which was adapted for television by Richard Christian Matheson. The book begins with King's short story and then moves to R.C. Matheson's script for the opening episode of "Nightmares and Dreamscapes", which starred William Hurt and was directed by Brian Henson. Henson provides storyboards used for the episode which won two Emmy awards. The book will contain one signature (8 pages) of color photos from TNT's archives; photos never before released. "
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    #18Just After Sunset: Stories

    Just After Sunset: Stories
    Just After Sunset is a collection of short horror stories written by Stephen King. It was first published by Scribner in 20008 and won the 2008 Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction.
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    Rebecca Roberts
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Nothing but what you expect from Mr. King. All interesting and fairly good. It is a collection of short stories - so not all are as good as each other, but you will find a favorite. "
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    #19Dreamcatcher

    Dreamcatcher
    Dreamcatcher is a science-fiction horror novel written by Stephen King. It was first published in 2001 by Charles Scribner's Sons under ISBN: 1501156756. The movie Dreamcatcher is based on this novel.
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    Andy Yu
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Dreamcatcher is a great novel however I am not sure it falls into the category of short story. It is a pretty lengthy novel and has even been made into a movie. I believe a short story should be completed casually in one sitting and this novel might not be for some people"

Summary

Best What are the best Stephen King short stories
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Everything's EventualBooks 14 Paid
2Skeleton CrewBooks 11 Paid
3Just After SunsetBooks 10 Paid
4Night ShiftBooks 8 Paid
5Four Past MidnightBooks 7 Paid
6Hearts in AtlantisBooks 5 Paid
7Full Dark, No StarsBooks 4 Paid
8Nightmares and DreamscapesBooks 3 Paid
9In the Tall GrassBooks 1 Paid
10Lawnmower Man: Stories from Night ShiftBooks 0 Paid
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