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I remember owning a book that had a several short sci-fi stories. One was about an older couple who used to listen to the music in the rain. Another about a woman who wished for a hundred of everything. I think there was a story about bad kids who were sent to camp and then were eaten by dinosaurs? The cover was purple and black and had a sorceress and a cat on the cover(I think one of the stories was about her). I read it in the early nineties. Written in english and probably at a middle school level. Thanks!

  • Welcome to the site. Could you take a look at this guide to help jog your memory and edit in any more details? Every little bit helps us. – amflare Nov 24 '17 at 3:31
  • Thanks. I will do that. Especially if I can think of any more details. – Tia Nov 24 '17 at 3:33
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Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters, a 1989 anthology edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg.

One was about an older couple who used to listen to the music in the rain.

I'm not sure about this one, but if it's one of the stories in that anthology, by elimination it's likely to be "Voices in the Wind" by Elizabeth S. Helfman.

Another about a woman who wished for a hundred of everything.

Not a hundred, but "A Dozen of Everything", by Marion Zimmer Bradley, originally published in Fantastic, April 1959, available at the Internet Archive.

"I'm afraid I don't quite understand." The djinn frowned. "Trousseau? That word has come in since my time. Remember, I haven't been out of the bottle since King Solomon was in diapers."

"Well—sheets, and towels, and slips, and nightgowns—" Marcie began, then dismissed it. "Oh well, just give me a dozen of everything," she told him.

"To hear is to obey," the djinn intoned. "Where shall I put it, O mistress?"

"Oh, in my room," Marcie told him, then, remembering five-dollar-a-week hall bedroom, "Maybe you'll have to enlarge the room a little, but you can do that, can't you?"

"Oh, sure," said the djinn casually. "A djinn, my dear mistress, can do anything. And now, farewell forever, and thank you for letting me out."

I think there was a story about bad kids who were sent to camp and then were eaten by dinosaurs?

That's "Letters from Camp" by Al Sarrantonio:

Mom and Dad, I think I'm the only kid left, and I don't know if I can hide much longer. The head counselor tricked us into leaving the camp today, saying that somebody had seen a Tyrannosaurus Rex. He told us all to run through the rain forest at the north end of the camp, but when we ran into it, something horrible happened.

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    Oh my goodness! That's it! Thank you so much! Now I can buy a copy of it – Tia Nov 24 '17 at 3:41

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