Short Stories

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Title Summary
Clarissa Old man and daughter live in an ancient house.
In The House Where I Was Born Memories of the house, war, people. Memorial Day program.
Dark Rosaleen After the death of his love, a man is taken to a strange place.
The Room Where the Stars Live In the 21st century, the mysteries of the building with nothing in it and the astronomer Van Dyk are revisted.


Click on an episode's title to read the script. Only episodes that have scripts available are listed here.

# Title Summary Aired
1 Nothing Behind the Door An astronomer says a mysterious house has nothing in it. 1947-06-08
2 I Have Been Looking For You A man and a woman look for eachother their entire lives. 1947-06-15
3 We Were Here First Tiny beings fight an unending war against giants. 1947-06-22
4 The Ticket Taker A man tries to avoid eventually meeting the ticket taker. 1947-06-29
7 Inquest Surrealistic inquest with strange people and a visible radio audience. 1947-08-03
8 Bring Me to Life An author in search of ideas has a character come to life in his typewriter. 1947-08-10
9 A Mile High and a Mile Deep A mile deep in the mines below Butte Montana, something or someone lurks. 1947-08-18
10 Mirror, Mirror On the Wall Oliver's reflection takes on a life of its' own. 1947-08-24
11 A Ribbon of Lincoln Green An American in the British army tells his WWII story. 1947-08-31
13 Three Sides To A Story Three narrators collaborate on a story of their conflict. 1947-09-07
14 How Are You, Pal? Strange reunion with an old friend. 1947-09-10
15 The Big Box A trucker tells the story of his friend Cavanagh, now missing after an accident. 1947-09-15
16 Be a Good Dog, Darling An encyclopedia salesman tells a story about his wife. 1947-09-22
17 The Low Road A Scottish story. 1947-09-29
18 Not Enough Time Time travel and romance. 1947-10-06
19 Camera Obscura A murderer explains why he wishes he hadn't gotten away with it. 1947-10-13
20 The Girl With the Flaxen Hair Andrew searches for a little girl he's heard but hasn't seen. 1947-10-20
21 Don't Tell Me About Halloween Once a year, for centuries, a man has to spend a day with his wife. 1947-10-27
22 Take Me Out to the Graveyard A number of people ask a taxi driver to go take them to the graveyard. 1947-11-03
23 Three Sebastian tells how he became obsessed with the number three. 1947-11-10
24 Kill Me Again Mr. Davis sells his soul for a million dollars, and then dies within seconds. 1947-11-17
29 Berlin, 1945 Soldiers celebrate Christmas, plan, and welcome a strange wandering man. 1947-12-22
30 Rain On New Year's Eve Writer merges with the monster in his film. 1947-12-29
35 The Pathetic Fallacy A computer gives wrong answers when it feels upset. 1948-02-02
36 A Red and White Guideon A soldier from long ago tells of his comrades and the guideon they fought for. 1948-02-09
37 Whence Came You? An ancient Egyptian tomb contains terrifying secrets. 1948-02-16
41 Meeting at Ticonderoga unknown 1948-03-15
42 A Night to Forget John H. has visions that lead him to believe he's about to die. 1948-03-22
45 12 to 5 A DJ gets news from a half hour in the future. 1948-04-12
46 Clarissa Old man and daughter live in an ancient house. 1948-04-19
52 Below 5th Avenue unknown 1948-05-31
53 One Hundred Thousand Diameters Microscopic life forms are enlarged to a human scale. 1948-06-07
55 Let the Lilies Consider A man's wife is jealous of how much the flowers love him. 1948-06-28
58 The Man Who Stole a Planet Archeologist finds the Earth in an ancient Myan pyramid. 1948-07-26
60 The Thing on the Fourble Board An invisible creature escapes from deep within the Earth. 1948-08-09
61 Presto Change-O, I'm Sure Someone learns how to make things disappear. 1948-08-16
63 Motive A tale of a broken marriage in NYC. 1948-08-30
64 The Third Man's Story A long dead man tells how his jealousy of his brother brought suffering to the world. 1948-09-06
66 Anonymous A politician gets a call from a lady saying she hopes he drops dead. 1948-09-19
67 Light the Lamp for Me An old lamp allows time travel. 1948-09-26
69 Beezer's Cellar Criminals plan to store stolen money in a supposedly haunted cellar. 1948-10-10
70 And Jeannie Dreams of Me Dreams of a perfect woman alternate with a more painful reality. 1948-10-17
72 Calling All Souls An innocent man condemned to death pleads for help from the murdered. 1948-10-31
73 Adam and the Darkest Day A nuclear disaster kills all but three people. 1948-11-07
74 The Evening and the Morning A man kills the woman he loves, for an unusual reason. 1948-11-14
76 My Son, John A man calls his dead son back to him. 1948-11-28
77 Very Unimportant Person The world comes to an end. 1948-12-05
78 Rede Me This Riddle unknown 1948-12-12
79 Gothic Tale unknown 1948-12-19
83 Is This Murder? Man who's made a mechanical body looks for a brain that won't be evil. 1949-01-16
84 Summer Goodbye Man and wife escaping police notice that all the hitchhikers by the road look identical. 1949-01-23
85 Northern Lights Caterpillars and the aurora team up to conquer the world. 1949-01-30
86 Tap the Heat, Bogdan A steel worker tells how he murdered a man. 1949-02-06
87 Valentine Young lovers seperated for months are reunited the day before Valentine's Day. 1949-02-13
88 Where Do You Get Your Ideas? A drunk asks Wyllis Cooper where he gets his ideas. 1949-02-20
89 If I Should Wake Before I Die A scientist fails to see the harm his work is doing. 1949-02-27
90 The Man Who Knew Everything A man who knows everything explains that you're in danger. 1949-03-06
91 Dark Rosaleen After the death of his love, a man is taken to a strange place. 1049-03-13
93 A Time to be Born and a Time to Die A life, full of mistakes and missed oppurtunities, is lived. 1949-03-27
94 The Venetian Blind Man The man who knew everything returns. 1949-04-03
96 Shadow of the Wings Death tells stories to a little girl who is ill. 1949-04-17
97 The Veil of Glen Cove A Scottish story in Southern California. 1949-04-24
99 The Other Side of the Stars Aliens from Alpha Centauri. Continues thoughts from Nothing Behind the Door. 1949-05-08
101 The Oldest Man in the World A husband and wife and friend seek shelter in an ancient cave. 1949-05-22
106 Quiet, Please Repeat of 3/29/1948 1949-06-25