“You Know Willie,” Theodore R. Cogswell, 1957

“You Know Willie,” Theodore R. Cogswell, 1957 — A member of the KKK murders Willie, an African American, but Willie’s remaining relative is a witch fully capable of exacting revenge.  While the Klan member is sleeping with his equally bigoted wife, the man is transformed into Willie.  The wife’s screams summon Klan members from downstairs.  “Willie” flees, but they hunt him down and burn him.

Comments: Read in Best of the Best.

Author: Wikipedia: “Theodore Rose Cogswell, (March 10, 1918 – February 3, 1987), was an American science fiction author.”


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