by Stephen Beam
Warning! Just like on a pack of cigarettes I must give you fair warning about this novella. It is bizarre; there is a lot of smoking taking place in the story; it may prove unpalatable to some people with strong convictions about religion, smoking, beauty, farting, or whatever. Be forewarned. This bizarro novella is for unique, discerning tastes.
Winery Bay is a quiet, seaside town, until the morning that Dr. Cole receives a strange patient into his small, private office. His medical assistant, after taking the patient's pulse, experiences a sharp drop in body temperature and leaves for home, along with all the other employees, inexplicably disturbed by this new mystery patient.