Short Stories

Over the years, Casey Jarmes has written dozens of short stories. Many of these stories have been collected in the collections The First Mag-Train Out of Cleveland and A Perfect Day To Go Swimming.

Links to various short stories can be found on this page. Alternatively, you can browse the Short Story tag, or the Horror, Fantasy, Realistic, and Science-Fiction tags.

Featured Stories

  • It Came From Below The Waves (Horror/Science-Fiction, 14000 Words, July 2020)
    • A wealthy bachelor’s yacht party turns dark after a body is found floating in the water. As the bodies continue to pile up, the terrified guests are forced to uncover which of them is not only the killer, but a creature only pretending to be human. Published in Collection 2.
  • Exodus (Science-Fiction/Horror, 5500 Words, March 2019)
    • The 23rd captain of the Exodus, a spaceship launched generations ago but still centuries away from its destination, struggles to stay objective as he leads his crew and deals with an unfortunate retirement. Published in Collection 2.
  • The Man In The Attic (Literary Fiction, 3000 Words, February 2019)
    • From the comfort of a suburban family’s attic, a stranger spies on their every move, studying the tragedies of an ordinary family. Published in Collection 2.
  • Stay Out Of The Forest (Horror, 2000 Words, October 2018)
    • There’s only one rule at the farm: stay out of the forest. Life on the farm may be strict, but every child knows that stepping into that endless see of dark trees means certain doom. Published in Collection 1.
  • A Perfect Day To Go Swimming (Literary Fiction/Horror, 1500 Words, September 2018)
    • A bored truck driver hauling cargo cross country talks to himself and laments that he has to work on such a nice day. Published in Collection 1.
  • The Cottage (Literary Fiction, 2000 Words, August 2018)
    • A man returns to his childhood home after being away for years and is forced to grapple with his dark past. Published in Collection 1.

Other Stories

  • A Story About Two Pricks (Thriller, 1500 Words, March 2020)
  • In 2020 I Dreamed of Fire (Literary Fiction/Political, 6000 Words, October 2020)
  • Dogs (Literary Fiction, 3000 Words, July 2020) Published in Collection 2.
  • The First Mag-Train Out Of Cleveland (Science-Fiction/Thriller, 11000 Words, June 2020) Published in Collection 2.
  • Jet Starkicker, Space Cop! (Science-Fiction/Political/Thriller, 5500 Words, June 2020)
  • Damnatio Memoriae (Science-Fiction/Horror, 5000 Words, January 2020)
  • Pescado (Literary Fiction, 4500 Words, November 2019)
  • Dear 608 (Literary Fiction, 1500 Words, April 2019) Published in Collection 2.
  • Left Cold And Alone For So Long (Science-Fiction/Horror, 5500 Words, April 2019) Published in Collection 2.
  • Best Vacation Ever (Literary Fiction, 2500 Words, March 2019) Published in Collection 2.
  • Grocery Stories (Literary Fiction, 2000 Words, March 2019) Published in Collection 2.
  • Deep Thoughts (Science-Fiction, 2000 Words, February 2019) Published in Collection 2.
  • Sity Of The Gods (Science-Fiction, 4000 Words, February 2019) Published in Collection 2.
  • Lunch Rush (Literary Fiction, 1500 Words, January 2019) Published in Collection 2.
  • Crazy People (Literary Fiction, 500 Words, December 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • Peaches (Fantasy/Literary Fiction, 1500 Words, November 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • First Day (Literary Fiction, 1500 Words, November 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • Mirage (Horror, 2000 Words, October 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • Falling For You (Literary Fiction, 500 Words, December 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • The Snowman (Fantasy, 1000 Words, October 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • The Mahogany Grandfather Clock (Literary Fiction, 1500 Words, September 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • CF-129 (Science-Fiction, 1000 Words, September 2018) Published in Collection 1.
  • Safari (Literary Fiction, 1500 Words, September 2018) Published in Collection 1.