Short stories tagged with Side Character Death

Listing 3 stories.

A young boy wades down a creek killing water moccasins, despite his mother telling him not to since another boy in town was recently bitten by one. On his way home, an encounter with the snakes gains the attention of the adults nearby but leaves the boy confused.

Four men on an Antarctic expedition at the tail end of World War I survive a near death experience when their sleds nearly falls into a crevasse. The events that follow are chilling and unexplainable, leading all but one of them to block out the memory of it for good.

A traveling salesman picks up two hitchhikers and ends up regretting the decision after his night turns to chaos when one man violently injures the other.