Table of Contents for Fragile Things : Short Fictions and Wonders


Introduction xi
A Study in Emerald 1(26)
The Fairy Reel 27(2)
October in the Chair 29(16)
The Hidden Chamber 45(4)
Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire 49(16)
The Flints of Memory Lane 65(4)
Closing Time 69(14)
Going Wodwo 83(2)
Bitter Grounds 85(24)
Other People 109(4)
Keepsakes and Treasures 113(20)
Good Boys Deserve Favors 133(6)
The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch 139(20)
Strange Little Girls 159(6)
Harlequin Valentine 165(12)
Locks 177(4)
The Problem of Susan 181(10)
Instructions 191(4)
How Do You Think It Feels? 195(10)
My Life 205(4)
Fifteen Painted Cards from a Vampire Tarot 209(10)
Feeders and Eaters 219(10)
Diseasemaker's Croup 229(4)
In the End 233(2)
Goliath 235(14)
Pages from a Journal Found in a Shoebox Left in a Greyhound Bus Somewhere Between Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Louisville, Kentucky 249(6)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties 255(16)
The Day the Saucers Came 271(2)
Sunbird 273(24)
Inventing Aladdin 297(4)
The Monarch of the Glen 301(56)
Credits 357