Andrew Lam's "The Palmist"
performed by James Naughton
A chance encounter on a bus between a fortune-teller and a teenage boy.
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?
"As usual for 'Selected Shorts,' this is a high-quality, entertaining collection."... AudioFile Magazine