Kevin Quigley over at Fear.net has posted a good article about King's short stories.
In 2006, King took on the role of editor for the Best American Short Stories anthology, and for a year, he devoured short fiction. He emerged revitalized, his passion and talent for the short story born again. The resulting collection of this new fervor, 2008's Just After Sunset, crackled with the energy and hunger of his earlier anthologies, Night Shift and Skeleton Crew. "I got excited all over again, and I started writing stories in the old way again," King says in the book's forward. "I loved writing these." It shows.