This one is also very old. I'd read decades ago (edit: about 30 years ago) a short story (fantasy) that I want to read again, but I cannot find it using Google. The plot were:
- a married couple live with a dead body in the basement of their house
- the body is the corpse of a former lover of the wife
- the husband killed him
- the dead body does not decay. Instead, it have to be fed, his nails have to be clipped, they have to cut his hair, and he even moans a little, but is otherwise still.
- they have to hide the corpse from the neighbours, they can't have visitors, etc
Does anyone happen to know this one?
edit: It were a story on an anthology of fantasy stories, and I recall another one on that book: kids that discover psionic powers. But I'm afraid that's all I can remember about this.