1. Back in the way back (1963-4) my dad gave me an anthology of one page horror stories that were so well written, I still, these many years later, will not eat a can of food sans wrapper--even if it's from my own pantry. There were also two stories about babies--one read as a prisoner escaping his cell, turning the bars, pretending to sleep when the guards came by, only to find its a toddler in his playpen.
2. This book or digest actually had short stories in comic-book form but they weren't comics per se. Two of the stories I do remember went like this and apparently these stories were based on some type of true events.
The first story involved a guy who was caught in a terrible storm. He found refuge in a dilapidated castle. It was there that he met a lady who stated that this was her home. He extended his stay and they fell in love. Her only condition was that he may never see her either in the daylight or in any sort of light (don't remember which). They had two kids together. One day, he broke that promise and saw her for what she was. Some sort of monster (kind of a cross between a wolf or bear) that walked upright. Needless to say, she banished him due to his mistake and his kids also were these creatures.
The other story involves a guy who basically wants to get rid of his wife (for whatever reason). So he takes her into the woods. Of course, he gets out of there and abandons her leaving her to the wolves who do kill her. After a period of time, the guy is looking out into the woods from his balcony when he sees the ghost of his wife floating toward him. Not believing what he sees, he leaves his house to follow said ghost. She continues to float about 15-20 feet off the ground and leads him into the woods. The last scene is of him getting attacked by wolves (probably the same ones that attacked her). In other words, she got her revenge by getting him ambushed.
A detective is investigating the murder rape of a young girl. He arrests a man (a dwarf) who confesses
that he had done that in a ritual to obtain wings.
The detective has no other proofs, so, in
order to punish the rapist he torn out of his back the budding wings already
growing there. Found! It's "A Fly One" by Steve Sneyd, found in both Whispers III and Year's Best Horror VIII.
6. Late 1990s or early 2000s. Set in the forests of the northern U.S., or maybe Canada. Plot ultimately centered on a werewolf, and I think it featured a woman heroine.
Story begins when a man of American Indian heritage, living in a cabin in the woods alone, wakes up one morning in early autumn to find that a spider has spun a web across his porch. The man’s Indian heritage leads him to take this event as a sign of an early and harsh winter, and also as a possible omen of something much more dreadful. The man’s misgivings are then amplified into a sense of impending doom by a second incident on the same day: While walking in the woods, he is attacked by a savage, angry rabbit. This latter incident convinces the man that he is going to die that winter, and he does in fact die in the course of the book. I remember that these opening pages set a magnificent sense of dark impending fate in the midst of the bright colors of a beautiful autumn morning.