"Remarkable how the nursery caught the telepathic emanations of the children's minds... The children thought lions, and there were lions..." - From The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
Andrew Lam's "The Palmist"
performed by James Naughton
A chance encounter on a bus between a fortune-teller and a teenage boy.
Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt"
performed by Stephen Colbert
A room which can take you anywhere in the world... sometimes with dangerous consequences.
W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw"
performed by John Lithgow
A wonderful ghost story about a trinket with terrible powers.
Saki's "The Occasional Garden"
performed by Daniel Gerroll
If you can't grow a garden... poof!... you can rent one.
Donald Barthelme's "The Balloon"
performed by Maria Tucci
There's something suddenly in the sky in midtown Manhattan...
Kevin Brockmeier's "The Year of Silence"
performed by Anthony Rapp
Jonathan Safran Foer's "The Sixth Borough"
performed by Jerry Zaks
Yes, New York had a Sixth Borough, but it drifted away...
Aimee Bender's "Drunken Mimi"
performed by Bernadette Quigley
A romance between a mermaid and an imp
Haruki Murakami's "The Little Green Monster"
performed by Dana Ivey
A piece of Murakami magic: is this a monster I see before me?
T.C. Boyle's "Swept Away"
performed by René Auberjonois
This story's weather forecast: very windy and very funny.
"As usual for 'Selected Shorts,' this is a high-quality, entertaining collection."... AudioFile Magazine