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Dress of White Silk (1951) [Short Story]
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A little girl's momma has recently died and Granma won't let her into the dead woman's room. Momma's pretty white dress is in her room, and the little girl tells her friend Mary Jane that she's not allowed in her dead momma's room.

But one day granma is sleeping, and Mary Jane dares her to go into the room. But momma was... different, and granma has a good reason for her little grandaughter to stay clear of the room.

Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1951.

Reprinted in:

  • Vamps, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, DAW 1987
  • The Best Horror Stories From The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1988
  • The Best Horror Stories From The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume I, 1989
  • Richard Matheson: Collected Stories, Scream/Press, 1989
  • Masterpieces of Terror and the Unknown, ed. Marvin Kaye, Garden City, NY: Guild America, 1993
  • I Am Legend, 1995
  • Girls’ Night Out: Twenty-Nine Female Vampire Stories, 1997

Original title: Dress of White Silk
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorVampires

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Born of Man and Woman (1954) [Collection]
      Author: Richard Matheson
     Best Horror Stories From The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, the (1988) [Anthology]
      Authors: Stephen King , Brian W. Aldiss , Lucius Shepard , Charles Beaumont , Stephen Gallagher , Charles L. Grant , Robert Bloch , Richard Matheson , Ian Watson , Manly Wade Wellman , Michael Shea , Pamela Sargent , Ron Goulart , Edgar Pangborn , Lisa Tuttle , Theodore L. Thomas , Tom Reamy , Michael Reaves , Bob Leman , Patricia Ferrara , John Anthony West , Robert Aickman , Michael Conner , Russell Kirk
     Collected Stories (1989) [Collection]
      Author: Richard Matheson
     Best Horror Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Vol. I, the (1989) [Anthology]
      Authors: Stephen King , Brian W. Aldiss , Charles Beaumont , Stephen Gallagher , Charles L. Grant , Robert Bloch , Richard Matheson , Edgar Pangborn , Tom Reamy , Michael Reaves , Bob Leman , Patricia Ferrara , John Anthony West
     I Am Legend (1995) [Collection]
      Author: Richard Matheson
     Girls’ Night Out: Twenty-Nine Female Vampire Stories (1997) [Anthology]
      Authors: Tanith Lee , Barry N. Malzberg , Pat Cadigan , August Derleth , K. W. Jeter , Ellen Kushner , Fritz Leiber , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Clark Ashton Smith , Robert Bloch , Richard Matheson , Brian M. Stableford , Kathe Koja , Chet Williamson , Manly Wade Wellman , Joanna Russ , Barbara Hambly , Michael Shea , Barbara D'Amato , F. Marion Crawford , Ray Russell , Alan Russell , Hugh B. Cave , Mary Elizabeth Braddon , Carl Jacobi , Robert Aickman , Julian Hawthorne , Everil Worrell
     Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: Horror Stories (2002) [Collection]
      Author: Richard Matheson

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