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Ohrwurm: A detective investigates a suicide who looks strangely happy to have done it, and goes on a mission to find out why.
Rated "M": A divorced dad tries to bond with his son over video games. Bad idea.
The Collecter: A novice book collector stumbles upon an Edgar Allen Poe treasure, and will go to any length to keep it.
Phase Zero: A man agrees to participate in a three-day study for a new drug, only to find that the substance has some zombie-like side effects.
Absentee Ballots: An earnest public school teacher makes a Quixotic run for public office, and finds some supporters in the local graveyard.
The Monuments of Phy-lor: An insect-like species from a carbon planet crosses the galaxy in search of the fuel they rely upon, only to discover that this particular galaxy hides some haunting secrets.
On Kennebago Lake: A man weekending in a Maine cabin finds that the woods are filled with some exotic creatures.
Adamson's Rock: Where will you spend the end of the world? Paul Ellerbee went home. This award-winning novelette concerns a close-knit New England family coming to terms with an impending extinction level event, an asteroid that has Earth in its sights.