Alien invaders adapt the same form of humans to learn their weaknesses but grow to like them, and when their masters demand they report in, they tell them that the humans are dangerous and smash the communicator. They live out the rest of their lives as human beings.
An artist who's been working with a publisher for a year suffers from severe claustrophobia. His boss refers him to a psychiatrist who puts him under hypnosis and asks him to draw his earliest memories, but they only go back the one year that he's been working for the publisher. He hires a detective to do a background check, but he can only find documentation a year old. When he puts the artist under the deepest possible trance and demands he draw the earliest possible memory, he produces a drawing of a man lying in a casket.
A reckless driver likes being the 'road hog' so much he designs mirrors to magnify the expressions of his motorist victims. A hitchhiker scolds him and tells him someday he’ll meet a bigger hog than himself. The man doubts this, as he considers himself the biggest. During a test run of his mirror system, he sees a huge hog just about to turn the corner. He veers to miss it and runs into a tree, killing himself. Around the bend, a farmer picks up an ordinary pig that had wandered into the road and claims that the man must’ve really loved animals in order to die just to avoid hitting this pig.
A fantasy writer is visited by aliens who wish him to teach them human emotions so that they can observe humans undetected. He is afraid if they learn the history of people, they will destroy civilization so that space travel does not threaten them. The last two emotions he teaches them are ambition and power, hoping that they will destroy themselves.
Now that she's twelve, a girl's parents think she is too old for her dollhouse, so they put it in the attic. Ten years later, when the woman is married and moved back into the house, she is surprised to find the dolls appear as if they have aged ten years.
A soldier wants his buddy to meet his sister but he has already fallen for a girl he's met. As he travels from place to place he sees this girl and her family repeatedly, but each time, she gives him a different family name. When the war ends, he returns to the houses he ate with these people, but they are empty and the neighbors claim no one with that name ever lived there. Confused, he goes back to the states and meets his buddy's family, who look just like the people he encountered.
A young couple starting out find a well on their property that appears to grant wishes. When the woman's wish for a million dollars comes true, she has second thoughts, and wishes that the well's power be broken. The telephone man tells her that she could not have received the phone call notifying her of the inheritance because he hasn't connected the phone yet. The young couple resolve to make their way together and earn everything they get.
When a nurse gives an ambulance driver a medal of the patron saint of travelers he is surprised to hear from people at his destination that the bridge he crossed to get there had been washed out hours ago.
In order to avoid a costly war, a marriage is suggested between two rival factions, but the man finds the girl homely and is not interested. Many of the king's court ply their skills at making her beautiful but none succeed until the sorcerer's apprentice is given leave to try his magic. The war still occurs, however, as the girl marries the apprentice.