Short stories by Kelly Link

Kelly Link is the author of the collections Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters, and Get in Trouble. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She and Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Steampunk! and Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press and co-edits the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Link was born in Miami, Florida. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Listing 6 stories.

When a washed-up, middle-aged actor famous for portraying a vampire travels to Florida to proclaim his love to his co-star and best friend, he tells a story about a haunted bungalow that causes the horrible secrets of their past to resurface.

An episode of a TV series called The Library follows fifteen-year-old Jeremy as he bonds with his friends through their shared obsession with an obscure TV show called The Library until he is ultimately convinced that he must save the life of the main character.

A growing family moves into a new house in upstate New York, in order to escape the danger of the city. However, as they begin to settle into their new home, the family is torn apart by an infestation of rabies and curious hauntings.

After years of hearing her grandmother tell her stories of her faery bag, a teenage girl’s begins to search for it when it mysteriously vanishes after her grandmother’s death. She must find it to bring back her friend and love, who jumped in the bag.

A young girl lives with and is cared for by her older brother on a small planet while their parents are away. Though their life together is easy and fun, she feels there is something she doesn't know.

Two twin girls live in a haunted house with their father as he writes his next book.