MRU5: Different Worlds

“I’ll never get out of this world alive”(2003) by Thomas Cobb (US)
A bored teacher in southern US looks for a way to escape his life.
Story: http://www.fiftytwostories.com/?p=1157

“Innocence” (2006) by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (India)
A prospective writer takes lodge in the house of a couple with a dark past.
Story: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/06/26/060626fi_fiction?currentPage=all _Jhabva

“Circular ruins”(1940) by Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina)
In the circular ruins of a temple a wizard dreams a man.
Story: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jatill/175/CircularRuins.htm

“The House Beyond Your Sky”(2006) by Benjamin Rosenbaum (US)
The holder of the keys can’t bear having them anymore, but a visitor from afar might help him get rid of the burden.
Story: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2006/20060904/house-f.shtml

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