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Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2012
There’s a signpost up ahead - your next stop, the OCTOBER COUNTRY!
The owner of a Hall of Mirrors and a young carnival-goer observe a dwarf who uses the mirrors to make himself seem taller.
"The Next in Line"
A couple staying in a small Mexican town comes across a cemetery which holds a shocking policy regarding the interred whose families cannot pay.
"The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse"
A thoroughly dull man becomes the new avant garde craze precisely because he is boring.
A man becomes convinced his skeleton is out to ruin him, and consults an unorthodox specialist.
A poor farmer buys a jar with something floating in it for twelve dollars and it soon becomes the conversation piece of the town. However his wife begins to realize that she cannot stand the jar or him.
A man revisits his childhood home and recalls a friend who drowned in a lake during childhood.
A sick boy who cannot go outside has only two connections to the world, his dog and a woman who lives in the neighborhood. However the neighbor dies and the dog inexplicably runs off.
"Touched With Fire"
Two old men make it their mission to push fulfillment on unhappy people. They unsuccessfully try to do so with a woman whose story ends bloodily. It was first published under the title "Shopping for Death".
A woman becomes convinced her newborn baby is out to kill her.
A man discovers something odd about the crowds that form around accidents.
A boy lives with his mother in a vast secluded mansion. She raises him to be God after telling him his father, the original God, was killed by beasts outside.
A man comes into possession of a powerful scythe and a wheat field. He discovers that the task of reaping is more than meets the eye.
One of two stories in this collection to feature members of the Elliott family, a collection of movie monsters and immortal beings. This story focuses on a character named Uncle Einar, who tries to find a way into the skies after damaging his biological radar.
A former travel writer becomes mortally afraid that the winds he has defied around the world are gathering to kill him.
"The Man Upstairs"
A young boy suspects the man renting the upper room of his house to be more than a man.
"There Was an Old Woman"
There was an old woman who defied death for years. Death tricked her one day and stole her body but she wasn't going to let that stop her.
A woman describes to her sister how magical the land beneath the sewer must be, where lovers are reunited in death, torture and anguish.
The main story concerning the Elliott family. It concerns their return to the ancestral home in Illinois for a gathering, and is seen through the eyes of Timothy, a mortal child left on their doorstep who longs to be like them. Einar from "Uncle Einar" figures prominently. The story later formed the basis for the 2001 novel From the Dust Returned, which also incorporated the "Uncle Einar" story in its narrative.
"The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone"
Fans track down a writer who chose to withdraw into seclusion and cease writing, and get his story from him.