The narrator seeks anonymity in a tourist town, apparently pursued and shamed for some undisclosed misprision.
A father and son’s train ride is interrupted by a sort of cosmic justice that traps a car full of travelers until they come to terms with their wrongs.
A man is chased from house to house and city to city by a malevolent force until he makes a terrible bargain with it.
A man who has always been kind to insects discovers to his horror that the kindness offered by Earth’s monstrous insect-like invaders is anything but.
A girl who has grown up locked in an attic escapes and must face whether it is she or her mother who imprisoned her who is the real monster.
A girl is haunted by her mother’s abusive boyfriend, who may be a putrefying corpse beneath the floorboards or a malicious ghost.
On the tenth anniversary of their captivity in a sadistic torturer’s dungeon, two men face their starkly different responses to the experience.
A woman goes to clean out her grandmother’s house hoping to find mementos of her dead mother, but finds that her grandmother was harboring something very different than she expected.
A psychiatrist visits a phone booth in the middle of the desert and finds his life and his mind unraveling.
Two friends return home for their high school reunion, where they’re faced by classmates who have been more successful and by an open grave that may help to reset the level.