Second one: Make Believe – a short story by Michael Reaves from the Mar/Apr 2010 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Our partnership with The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction continues with this frightening short piece from the March/April 2010 issue. Michael Reaves’s story is set in the supposedly peaceful days of the early 1950s, in the supposedly bucolic countryside of southern California. Be afraid.

F&SF editor Gordon Van Gelder adds this about the author’s inspiration: “Michael Reaves says that this story happened exactly as he depicts it here, except for the parts that he made up.”