Camera Obscura - Ted H. Straus
Murder by devious means allows a man to record his final moments so that
we can learn the truth about early photographic processes.
The Bride Well - David H. Keller, M.D.
About the manner of choosing a wife for a King, when the single nobleman
looks into the bride well, seeing the face of his intended in the water.
But beware, a tricky sprite once climbed down in advance, was seen, and
claimed her marriage rights, thus putting a half-woman half-serpent on the
throne. Our Lord from Cornwall was careful to avoid such disasters,
though much the same occurred, but she was delightful though equally
sneaky as many a bride can be.
Ligeia - Edgar Allen Poe
He loved, she died, and when he found another, she also passed away, only
to serve as an unexpected receptacle.
The Nameless Offspring - Clark Ashton Smith
How the Manitoban apiarist wound up in the fog enshrouded lodge of Tremoth
Hall, and hearing the tale of Lady Agatha, saved by chance from a
premature burial, must then experience his host's untimely demise, and
thereafter must keep watch over the corpse, as promised, while something
unknown misbehaves in the secret room, barred forever, never seen, but fed
to keep it sated.
Back Before the Moon - S. Omar Barker
It was the Devil's fever that came to Valle Escondido and threatened the
life of the little Erslinda.
The Road to Nowhere - Robert A.W. Lowndes
The road goes into a swamp, then after fifteen miles it stops, unfinished.
Strangely, it used to lead to Haverhill, but that abruptly changed on the
maps to Dolcax, where shadowed beings were sometimes seemed, but only for
a brief period, after which there was nothing there.