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ISBN-10: 1849976503

ISBN-13: 9781849976503

Every one step leads you towards your vacation spot, yet who, or what, are you able to count on to satisfy alongside the way?

Here are tales of misfits, spectral hitch-hikers, nightmare trip stories and the rogues, freaks and monsters to be discovered at the street. The significantly acclaimed editor of Magic, the top of the road and residence of worry has introduced jointly the modern masters and mistresses of the bizarre from around the world in an anthology of commute stories like no different. Strap in your seatbelt, or shoulder your backpack, and stay up for that subsequent ride... into darkness.

An remarkable anthology of unique brief tales from an exhilarating checklist of writers together with the best-selling Philip Reeve, the realm myth Award-winning Lavie Tidhar and the extraordinary abilities of S.L. gray, Ian Whates, Jay Caselberg, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Zen Cho, Sophia McDougall, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Anil Menon, Rio Youers, Vandana Singh, Paul Meloy, Adam Nevill and Helen Marshall.

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But you, my friend, simply sit at your window and wait; and to those who wait something always happens. You have a quite particular destiny. Just think, even the Iberian Madonna in Moscow must leave her little shrine and she drives in a black coach with four horses to those who are celebrating something, be it a christening or a death. But to you everything must come—” “Yes,” said Ewald with a remote simle, “ I cannot even go to meet Death. Many people find him as they go their ways. He fights shy of entering their houses, and calls them away to foreign lands, to war, up onto a high tower, onto a swaying bridge, into some bewilderment or into madness.

The good lady was not yet rejoicing. ” “ Simply the children, and now and again, too, the people who paint, write poems, build . ” “ Yes, and other things too—build in general . ” My neighbor slowly shook her head. Parts of my story seemed to her very remarkable. We had already gone past her house and now turned slowly about. Suddenly she ex­ claimed with a merry laugh: “But what nonsense, for of course God is omniscient! ” She looked at me triumphantly. I was rather taken aback, I must confess.

The children have heard this story, and evidently it was told them in such a way that they could understand every­ thing; for they are very fond of this story. 32 Why God Wants Poor People T h e f o r e g o i n g story has spread so far and wide that the good schoolmaster goes about town looking very much pained. I can understand that. It is always bad for a teacher when the children suddenly know something which he has not told them. The teacher should, so to speak, be the only hole in the fence through which one can see into the or­ chard; if there are other holes too, the children will press around a different one every day and will soon tire of the view anyhow.

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