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Night Ride (1957) by Charles Beaumont

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Trumpet player learns the truth about the leader of his bluesy jazz band after they rocket to fame on the sad fingers of their new box man. 9 more words

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The New People (1958) by Charles Beaumont

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Good suburban nightmare as a man and wife, new to the neighborhood, discover the weird doings of their neighbors. One of Beaumont’s funnier jokes is the heart of this story.

Short Stories

Twilight Zone Sn1 Ep9 "Perchance to Dream"

Original Airdate: November 27, 1959

I believe that an aspect of “Twilight Zone” that makes it such a powerful and strong storytelling device is that it isn’t tied down to a central narrative. 498 more words

The Magic Man (1960) by Charles Beaumont

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Aging traveling magician returns to his favorite Midwestern town and decides to repay the townsfolk for all the love they’ve shown him in the past — failing miserably to understand his audience. 19 more words

Short Stories

The Love-Master (1956) by Charles Beaumont

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A master of lovemaking sells his infallible techniques to all comers, but meets his match when a young man seeks help with his frigid wife. 7 more words

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The Howling Man (1959) by Charles Beaumont

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While touring Europe, a young man falls ill and wakes to find himself in a Belgium abbey where none of the monks care to acknowledge the nightly screams from a nearby room. 21 more words

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The Guests of Chance (1956) by Chad Oliver and Charles Beaumont

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Lightweight, though amusing nonsense has the Aesthetic Party in control of the government — and willing to take any sufficiently outlandish opportunity to fail on such a grand scale as to be swept out of office and back to their more artistic pursuits. 18 more words

Short Stories