The Empty Zoo - Edward D. Hoch
When the past comes back to haunt the present, however inadequately
A Psychological Shipwreck - Ambrose Bierce
When a ship that you have embarked upon is never heard from again.
The Call of the Mech-Men - Laurence Manning
This reprint from 1933 wants us to believe that you can land a plane at
the magnetic North Pole, blow a hole in the earth, reveal a door behind
which tentacled machines capture and hold animals (including
mammoth and man). It predicts mental telepathy by aliens, "atomic power",
and an evil Star Trek race, the main mech-man called "Nine".
Was It a Dream? - Guy de Maupassant
Death does not always hide the truth about one's existence and behavior,
but after death we become accountable.
Under the Hau Tree - Katherine Yates
Vacations can be delayed, even beyond the normal, but eventually we engage
in activities our hearts desire.
Rattle of Bones - Robert E. Howard
Be careful when you chain your greatest foe, even if he be gnawed by time
to his basics.
The Head of Du Bois - Dorothy Norman Cooke
Authors who require a capital sacrifice.
The Dweller in the Dark Valley (verse) - Robert E. Howard
"You who were born in Dark Valley, beware the Valley's lord!"
The Devil's Pool - Greye La Spina
A gathering of lycanthropes can take a dramatic turn when exposed to a