Oh the cows, the cows

Compulsory Games - Robert Aickman

To call those short stories strange is to undersell them. They are beyond strange, yet they are about the human condition.

There are also murdering cows.

How cool is that?

They might not be really cows.

The cows are in the short story “Hand and Glove”.

There are mushrooms.

In many of the stories, a theme is love and/or marriage. The relationships are never quite what they at first appear to be. But the language and writing are beautiful.  There is also this strange tale about a guy and three women.