The Night Wire - H.F. Arnold
This story precedes the Orson Wells hoax, so perhaps it served as a
pattern for evoking fears dependant on media reports.
Sacrilege - Wallace West
When we die, our status depends on our worldly actions, and if Purgatory
is in order, then a change in status can always be effected by our
All the Stain of Long Delight - Jerome Clark
A glimpse of Purgatory.
Skulls in the Stars - Robert E. Howard
Vengeance comes in many forms, sometimes as a horror that out of pure
hatred can destroy innocent and unwary travellers.
The Photographs - Richard Marsh
Check your photographic portraits carefully, especially when you're
putting in time.
The Distortion out of Space - Francis Flagg
Beware the path of meteors that can cause you to lose yourself in a void.
Guarantee Period - William M. Danner
A hot air leak, perhaps, or maybe a suggestion that The Maker is not as
infallible as we have been lead to believe.
The Door in the Wall - H.G. Wells
Opportunities come when you least expect them, and being unprepared, you
usually pass by with regret, but one final opportunity can sometimes
appear for a man whose life has been full and fruitful.
The Three Low Masses - Alphonse Daudet
Any one of the seven deadly sins can lead to a seeming eternity of
penance, especially if you belong to a church which is linked to the
The Whistling Room - William Hope Hodgson
Do not whistle The Song of Foolishness in any old castle late at night or
you may be outdone by one you cannot see.