Creepy, yet oddly beautiful stories can be found in Cat in Glass and Other Tales of the Unnatural by Nancy Etchemendy.
Consider these intriguing plots:
Two children are tempted by a man with a hot-air balloon, who shows them other worlds and helps them get rid of a despised aunt (Clotaire’s Balloon). A woman returns to Earth to reunite with the son that she left behind (Shore Leave Blacks). A woman is unaware she’s having lunch with corpses (Lunch at Etienne’s). And a patch of slime threatens a boy's family (The Tuckahoe).
Good for reading around the campfire at sunset.