Can anyone help me remember the author of a collection of short stories I read in high school? It was probably classified as sci-fi.
One story was about a town where people kept disappearing. Sometimes if kids disappeared they were found later in a different part of town. People realized after investigating that all of them had been eating when they were "fished out" and that the food packages had tiny errors (like fishing lures) and the kids were "thrown back" like we throw back under size fish.
Another story had a woman who kept having vivid dreams husband was turning into a snake. She awakens over and over shaken, upset and feeling awful about thinking of her husband like that, and her husband settles her back to sleep. Then at the end of the story he pulls his pajama tie slowly out and runs it down her body like a snake- making her have the dream that's making her crazy.