What Are Friends For?: Alex Mattingly wonders whether his son Jeff's new friend Mike is real or imaginary. Aqua Vita: Television newscaster Christie Copperfield discovers a fountain of youth in the form of bottled water and takes a liking to it, but then the price rises.
The Storyteller: Adolescent Micah Frost keeps his great-great-grandfather alive by making up serialized stories that continue night after night. Nightsong: Disc jockey Andrea Fields plays an obscure record made by her lost lover Simon Locke, who mysteriously reappears after a long absence.
The After Hours: Marsha Cole detects shadowy figures and mysterious voices around her during a trip to a local shopping mall. Lost and Found: College student Jennifer Templeton finds out why her possessions have been vanishing. The World Next Door: Would-be inventor Barney Schlessinger is bored with his life until he meets another inventor in a parallel world.
The Card: Severe penalties await shopper Linda Wolfe when she fails to pay her credit card bills in a timely fashion. The Junction: John Parker and Ray Dobson are trapped inside the local mine. But when one is rescued, the other disappears.
Joy ride: The joy ride that two couples take in a stolen car is disrupted by the car's deceased owner, who isn't done with the car yet. Shelter SkelterR: Two men race to a private fallout shelter at the onset of a nuclear blast. For months they battle cabin fever and loneliness until one decides to venture out of the shelter and faces a horrific landscape of destruction and darkness. Private Channel: An accident turns an obnoxious young man's radio headset into a receiver of other people's thoughts.
Song of the Younger World: In the early 20th century, reform school inmate Tanner Smith tempts fate by falling in love with puritanical Warden Mordecai Hawkline's daughter Amy. The Girl I Maried: Middle-aged corporate lawyer Ira Richman misses young Valerie, the girl he married twenty years ago and is surprised to see her materialize.