The Devil's Bride (part 1 of 3) - Seabury Quinn
The gleaming girdle was a beautiful example of barbaric jewelry, a bridal
ornament for every daughter of the House of Hume to wear to be married, a
lucky token to aid each girl to retain her beauty and her husband's love.
The Oak Tree - David H. Keller, M.D.
Of the Lord of the Wolves and Dragon ships and the treachery of Loki, as
the aged Balder seeks his final resting place in a permanent housing, the
old oak tree, in the presence of the mighty Thor hammer.
The Milk Carts - Violet A. Methley
It is difficult to engineer modern constructions and golf playgrounds when
ancient phantoms maintain their right of passage and have no regard for
Cliffs that Laughed - R.A. Lafferty
The confused life of Willy Jones and his Island on which he cavorts with
mechanical men (the golems) and seeks the affection of the woman with
shoulders like cliffs that tremble when she laughs.
Flight - James W. Bennett & Soong Kwen-Ling
The path of the pilgrims did not yield a vision of his brothers, who had
appeared as shadows on the wall, when the Messenger first arrived and
before he was taken away. It was not his time.
The White Dog - Feodor Sologub
When the old woman appears as a crow and behaves as such, the naked
beauty howls to the moonlit sky. She is mistaken for what cannot possibly
be, but the tragic outcome is not the fault of the hunters.