"One of the most important things that an author should know in order to write good and even great stories, readers and future writers, is that evil in fact exists."
Ladies and gentlemen, and scoundrels of all ages, this is the page for the stories.
It only occurred to me this week, some few days after I opened the Stories shelf with The Bestiary and The Legend of Gnat Bunker what those two pieces have in common. They are not merely "creative" but meta-creative. They're about how we create what we do, and in a deeper sense, why.