Dream Lover & Other Tales
Glint: A young man commits a murderous deed and is forced to flee back home. His only choice is hitchhiking the entire way, but fate has other plans for him.
Dream, Lover: When Adam Hacker stays overnight at a manor in a quest for the supernatural, history and the paranormal blend in unexpected ways.
Ben Franklin's Dream: Ben Franklin, in his waning years, is a participant in his country's flagstaff event: the Constitutional Convention. However, due to his advanced years he frequently falls asleep in his chair. As he sleeps, he dreams and relives the high points of his extraordinary life as he remembers them, not exactly as history recorded them.
The Mayor's Cow: A little girl, Joanie, along with her brother James, is the product of a broken home, living with their mother. One of the things they enjoy doing together are Sunday drives through the long ago wooded foothills of northern New Jersey. On this one particular Sunday, with James at home and her Aunt Mary aboard, they have an encounter with a stray cow that creates a memory she will cherish forever.
The Maestro's Gift: Oleg Boriesky is the conductor of the Molshoi Orchestra. For a performance before the Duke he plans on a rehearsal in the nearby village of Capaldi, which has become a custom in this country. The custom also entails presenting the visiting Maesto with gifts, but Oleg is an old man and has become resentful of the peasants and their meager offerings. Until a young boy offers him a gift that reminds him of the love of music.
Tracks in the Snow: A man narrates a memory of his mother and father, and how peculiar quirks of his parents became defining recollections, culminating in a heartbreaking and somber image of his father's final act.
The Messiah of Harriman: Circa 1955, a stranger appears at random points in the forested landscape of New York's Harriman State Park. There are reports of miracles seemingly performed by him, witnessed by both visitors to the park and citizens of the nearby village of Sloatsburg. The local police become involved in the interest the public is showing for the stranger and seek to question him about his motives, his origin. Is he a threat to the public? What they discover is a connection to a cold case thought unsolvable from years before.