Description

This is a list of books and short stories which have never appeared in print. They are often written, but remain incomplete. Some have been incorporated into other stories, while others have been lost or abandoned for various reasons.

Where possible I have included as much information about the work, but as you can imagine, information on these stories is extremely hard to come by.

Story List




After the Play

Description

Lost by King himself.

I can only make the assumption that it may have had something to do with the Shining novel as the preface which was cut from the final version was called "Before the Play".

There are no characters listed for this story.


But Only Darkness Loves Me

Description

A boy talks to Miss Murray, a beautiful girl in a bar in Ledge Cove, Maine. She invites him back to her hotel but he only agrees to go to the lobby, not her room.

This is a 2 page story fragment, one page typed, and the second is handwritten. It is said to be "By Stephen and Joseph King".

Written

People

NameDescription
?, PeterOne of the Gang members that planned the riot in Harding
?, RoyFriend and personal assistant of Marcus Slade
Bull RunOne of the Gang members that planned the riot in Harding
Coolidge, HenryThe principal of Harding High School, and uncle of Kit Longtin. He is sexually obsessed with Kit, making a pass at her when shew was just 13, and was blackmailed when he was photographed naked with her by Earl Neiman
Cox, ?Mayor of Harding
Cross, JanetAn honor student that rejected Arnie Kalowski's advances. She tended to be quite manipulative
Cross, MrsProstitute mother of Janet. She was one of Gumbo's girls
Danning, BillA CPA who was the boss and lover of Miriam Kalowski, and father of her child, but rejects her after finding out she is pregnant
DeClancey, MegA student in Harding High School that tries to seduce her teacher John Edgars, but is rejected, so she cries Rape in the hope of discrediting him
Delaney, Samuel PFriend of Arnie Kalowski
Edgars, JohnTeacher in Harding High School that rejects the advances of Meg DeClancey
GumboA pimp who ran Janet Cross
Haight, AlexanderAlexander was in a dream of Henry Coolidge
HashOne of the Gang members that planned the riot in Harding
JigOne of the Turner Street Gang members that planned the riot in Harding
Kalowski, ArnieA young boy that is about to attend MIT, but his life is torn apart when his sister and mother die. He turns to Kit Longtin, but she is only using sex to get what she wants
Kalowski, FrankFather of Miriam and Arnie. He becomes increasingly depressed after the death of his daughter and wife and suffered a nervous breakdown on June 20
Kalowski, Miriam RachaelSister of Arnie that gets pregnant and commits suicide after being rejected by her lover Bill Danning. All he offered her was two weeks play and a bonus
Kalowski, RitaMother of Miriam and Arnie. Dies of a brain tumour
Longtin, KitSaucy blond girl that uses sex to manipulate men, including Arnie Kalowski. Attempts to blackmail her uncle Henry Coolidge. To date, she has entered over 175 Carnal encounters with almost 50 men, and written each into her diary
MartyOne of the Gang members that planned the riot in Harding
McCullough, WebsThe gang member who planned the riots in Harding to occur when Marcus Slade visits the town
Mellencamp, John CougarThe band in the bar played some of his music
Murray, MissThe narrator thought she was the most beautiful girl in the world. She invited him back to her room
Narrator, TheHe spoke to Miss Murray before she invited him back to her room
Neiman, EarlA bully in Harding High School. He helped Kit Longtin to blackmail Henry Coolidge
Proby, ?Harding police officer who told Arnie Kalowski about his sisters death
Rowsmith, EdieHarding High School French teacher
SatanThe man in black, with quicksilver eyes
Slade, MarcusA crippled Black activist lawyer that arrives in town. His arrival starts the race riots that have been planned by Webbs McCullough
Slade, MrFather of Marcus. He was lynched
SpoonerOne of the Gang members that planned the riot in Harding
The SocializersOne of the gangs in Harding
Womack, GaleyMan who developed nude photographs of girls, including the photo's of Kit Longtin and Henry Coolidge



Charlie

Description

Carl Willys is trapped on an asteroid while looking for Gems. The creature, which he names Charlie resembles a large Jellyfish, keeps him trapped for four months, and he still has no way out.

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People

NameDescription
CharlieA large jellyfish-like creature that has Carl Willys trapped in a small hut on an asteroid
Dauphine, BenMade money selling pink crystals from an Asteroid
Jamieson, FrankMade money selling pink crystals from an Asteroid
Willys, CarlA miner searching an asteroid for valuable pink crystals. He is trapped in his hut by a large jellyfish-like creature he calls Charlie. After four months he still has no way of escape



Comb Dump

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Nothing is known of this story

Written

There are no characters listed for this story.


Mobuis

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Little is known of this unpublished story

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There are no characters listed for this story.


Molly

Description

The original version of the X-Files episode that was rewritten and released as "Chinga". Having had the honor of seeing parts of this episode, it is extremely different to the final Chinga that was released on TV.

Written

There are no characters listed for this story.


Movie Show

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Little is known of this unpublished work.

Written

There are no characters listed for this story.


Muffe

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Little is known of this unpublished work

Written

There are no characters listed for this story.


Squad D

Description

Squad D is an 11 page, 2,500 word story written for Harlen Ellison's Dangerous Visions anthology, but Ellison felt that the story was not quite ready to be published in the current form. King did not feel that was the case.

Josh Bortman is the only member of Squad D to be alive. He was in hospital when the other 9 of his squad died while they crossed a booby trapped bridge left by the Vietcong on April 8, 1974 .

A photo showed the 9 dead members (Josh was missing from the photo) together, but Dale Clewson, father of Billy (who died on the fateful bridge crossing), tried to ring Josh after he noticed that Josh was indeed in the picture. Dale was too late, as Josh had committed suicide, and had finally taken his place along with the rest of Squad D - in death and in the picture.

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People

NameDescription
Anderson, LieutenantLieutannant that wrote to each of the families that lost members of Squad D
Bortman, JoshOne of the members of Squad D that was not killed on the bridge in Ky Doc because he was in hospital with bleeding Hemorrhoids. Came from Castle Rock. He wrote a letter to Billy Clewson's parents about the accident that killed the squad. He committed suicide by hanging himself in his garage
Bortman, MrFather of Josh. Told Dale Clewson that his son had committed suicide
Bortman, MrsMother of Josh
Bradley, JackMember of Squad D from Omaha, Nebraska
Clewson, AndreaMother of Billy. Became a heavy drinker after her son's death. Died of Liver dysfunction and renal failure caused by her drinking
Clewson, BillyDied when he crossed the bridge with the rest of Squad D. Son of Dale and Andrea, from Binghamton, New York
Clewson, DaleFather of Billy. He sees Josh Bortman join the members on Squad D in the photograph
Dotson, RiderMember of Squad D from Oneonta, New York
Gibson, CharlieGuitar playing member of Squad D from Payson, ND
Kale, BobbyMember of Squad D from Henderson, IA
Kimberley, JackMember of Squad D that told dirty jokes. From Truth or Consequences. NM
Moulton, AndyStaff Sargent major of Squad D from Faraday, Louisiana. Son of Peter
Moulton, PeterFather of Andy. He rang Mr Bortman when he noticed that his picture of Squad D contained another person
Oliphant, JimmyMember of Squad D from Beson, Del
St. Thomas, AsleyMember of Squad D from Anderson, Ind



They Bite

Description

A 115-page screenplay where creatures begin killing students and teachers at a dig in the desert. Killing many throughout the night, the creatures lay their eggs before disappearing for another 65 million years.

Written

There are no characters listed for this story.


Wimsey

Description

This 15 Page manuscript was based on the characters created by Dorothy Sayers, but was never completed. It was written while King had a brief stay in England in 1977.

Lord Peter Wimsey and Bunter are on their way to a party at Sir Patrick's house in the country, but when they cross a wooden bridge, they note that the supports have been cut almost all the way through. When they return to their car and start off again, they discover that there are no brakes on their car, and they crash. Alas that is where King stops the story.

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People

NameDescription
BunterManservent of Lord Peter Wimsey
Climpson, MissOffice member of Wimsey. She is dying
Wayne, Sir PatrickHeld a party that Wimsey was attending
Wimsey, HarrietThe wife of Peter. Died during the German blitz on England
Wimsey, Lord PeterA character that is involved in a car accident on his way to Sir Patrick Waynes party