A story about a married couple, a surprise pregnancy, a dead dog, and an aquatic visitor. In “Egregore,” a couple spends a weekend in a lakefront cabin in an attempt to save their marriage.
A story about earthquakes and other kinds of moving earth. In “Groundswell,” secretive strangers arrive in a small town and set up a mysterious operation.
A story about a dream and its lingering. In “Audio Notes on a Hidden Moon,” a recurring dream has an interesting side-effect on a man’s mind.
A story about a flight. In “Airborne,” a woman, terrified to fly, sees fears realized in an unexpected way.
A story about an in-group, and an individual. In “Shibboleth,” an individual finds others like him, but not exactly.
A story about a basement. In “Holding Together the World,” two adult children grapple with a secret their parents have left for them.
A story about an antique cabinet. In “A Cabinet, a Bone, and Two Pieces of String,” a woman finds something in her new antique store find.
A story about a field of wildflowers. In “What Lives in the Wildflowers?” a teenage boy asks his little brother that exact question.
Two stories about things you weren’t supposed to hear. In the first, “The Desert Rose,” a traveler hears breathing in walls of his motel room. In the second “A Stab of Air,” a curse uttered in one town is heard in another.