A guest story is read.
"The Specialist's Hat" by Kelly Link [Read]
Publication in Event Horizon, November 1998
Reprint in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror XII, July 1999
Reprint in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, October 1999
Winner of the 1999 World Fantasy Award
Reprint in Crossroads, August 2004
Claire's face is stubborn. "When you're Dead," she says, "you stay up all night long."
"When you're dead," the babysitter snaps, "it's always very cold and damp, and you have to be very, very quiet or else the Specialist will get you."
"This house is haunted," Claire says.
"I know it is," the babysitter says. "I used to live here."
Stranger Things Happen
"Most of My Friends Are Two-Thirds Water," read by Alex Wilson
Music by Cargo Cult
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