Jessica, a teenage girl obsessed with money but greedy when it comes to sharing it, is swept away into a surreal small town environment and learns the hard way that being greedy gets you nothing but trouble.
Jessica Walters is always thinking of ways to get more money, and refuses to loan her brother Sam any for their parents' anniversary present without the string of interest attached. Their mom overhears and has her clean the attic to avoid losing her allowance to him for the week. While there, she finds a "collectible" model town she wishes she could sell but must share with Sam - then hears a telephone other than her cellular ringing, opens the pay-phone in the model, and is transported into the town of Karlsville. Karl, the mayor, tells her over the phone then in person that she can become rich there, even by starting with selling his famous lemonade at $1 per cup. He warns her not to raise the price, but Jessica does when she keeps hearing how the drink is worth much more, and even hides some of the beverage to demand more payment for the last glass. But when the game is up, the townsfolk come after her, and it turns out she's been transformed into a pig...Written by
"Chillogy" was the only story completely unassociated with either R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books or short stories ("More Monster Blood" did have some ties, if indirect ones, to the book Monster Blood II) - and the only one which actually did not include Stine as a writer. See more »
Whenever people walk by cars, for example Jessica and Karl after they first meet, crew members are reflected in them. See more »