Short stories by Stephen King

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1971, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers. King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the American Letters and the 2014 National Medal of Arts. Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

Listing 6 stories.

In a small American town, a man is accused of the murder of a young girl and is sentenced to death. There is scanty evidence to suggest that the man committed the crime, and it is up to the the townspeople and a conflicted sheriff to decide if he really is guilty.

An investment banker dies of colon cancer, only to find himself in a messy office with a man who claims to have met him many times before — and who tells the banker that he can choose either to relive his life from start to finish, or to end his existence for good.

A spaceship and its crew crash land on a planet covered in sand. As two men wait for rescuers, they begin to realize that the dunes they stand on hide a tremendous secret.

On the brink of death, an elderly man recounts his life to his great grandson, revealing that his mother's schizophrenic delusions of an otherworldly fantasy land were no delusions at all.

A seasoned inmate befriends a new prisoner, a banker accused of murdering his own wife and her lover. While trying to prove his innocence, the banker becomes involved in the warden's illicit money schemes.

An old man recalls the day he went fishing as a boy, not long after the death of his brother, and had a terrifying encounter with the Devil.