Robert McCammon Fiction Online


Short Stories

Over the course of seven years, Robert R. McCammon wrote more than 20 short stories in addition to his novels. The book Blue World collected many of these stories, but several remain uncollected. Some of them can be found below.
New!!   "White"
A special New Year treat originally published on RobertMcCammon.com on January 3, 2014.

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"Strange Candy"
A special Halloween treat originally published on RobertMcCammon.com on October 19, 2012.

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"On a Beautiful Summer's Day, He Was"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology The Further Adventures of the Joker, published by Bantam Books in 1990.

Introduction to Under the Fang
Uncollected introduction to the 1991 HWA anthology Under the Fang.

"The Miracle Mile"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology Under the Fang, published by Pocket Books in 1991.

"Best Friends"
Nominated for 1988 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella.
Uncollected novella that originally appeared in the anthology Night Visions IV, published by Dark Harvest in 1987.

"A Life in the Day of"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology Night Visions IV, published by Dark Harvest in 1987.

"The Thang"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology Hot Blood in May 1989.

"Lizardman"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology Stalkers in October 1989.

"Beauty"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology The SeaHarp Hotel: The Third Chronicle of Greystone Bay in June 1990.

"Eat Me"
Winner of the 1989 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story.
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology The Book of the Dead in June 1989.

"Black Boots"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology Razored Saddles in August 1989.

"The Night I Killed the King"
Unfinished short story.
A contest was held to let Lights Out! subscribers finish the story. The entries were judged by McCammon himself. The winning conclusion was written by Paul Schulz, who received an original McCammon manuscript as the prize. Samples from the other conclusions were selected by McCammon.

"The Deep End"
Winner of the 1988 Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story.
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in Night Visions IV, published by Dark Harvest in 1987.

"Haunted World"
Uncollected short story that originally appeared in the anthology Post Mortem in March 1989.

"Something Passed By"
Short story from Blue World.

"Fragments of Horror"
Excerpts from McCammon works-in-progress in 1987. Originally appeared in the Spring 1987 issue of The Horror Show magazine.

Other fiction

Speaks the Nightbird - Chapter 1
The first book in the Matthew Corbett series.

The Queen of Bedlam - Chapter 1
The second book in the Matthew Corbett series.

New!!  Mister Slaughter - Chapter 1
The third book in the Matthew Corbett series.

MINE - Chapter 1
One of the most nerve-wracking opening chapters in recent years....

"Under the Fang"
The original shared-world description for the HWA Anthology edited by Robert R. McCammon.

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