On the evening of December 3rd, 1957, seven-year-old Maria Ridulph and her eight-year-old friend, Kathy Sigman, were playing in the new fallen snow on a street corner in the sleepy town of Sycamore, Illinois. A stranger approached the girls, introduced himself as "Johnny" and offered them piggyback rides. When Kathy Sigman ran home to get her mittens, she left Maria and Johnny behind on the street corner. Little did she know that she would be the last person to see Maria Ridulph alive.
Do you like stories with a twist? Stories that run just a little different? Odd Tales is full of little twists and unusual stories. Fans of the supernatural and the weird will find this anthology to be just what they are looking for. Ghosts, skeletons, fey creatures, haunted guitars, and even time travel have their places in this collection of short stories from the wonderfully warped mind of Jeffrey Dean Doty.
Giants, fairies, elves, Vikings, princesses, heroes, and a very special Man of Leaves weave their magic and mischief through the stories in this book, perfect for bedtime listenings. These tales inspire the imagination in children and will bring a smile to their faces.
Within the short stories of this powerful anthology, author Jeffrey Dean Doty explores the beautiful and tragic moments that flow through lives of ordinary people. The result is anything but ordinary.