Hack writer Peter, writing worse and worse vampire stories, buys a coffin for inspiration and finds it occupied by Count Draco. Peter manages to protect himself, and the two strike a deal: Draco will supply new inspiration based on his life experiences, and Peter will write the books.
A man, Garry, hears from his neighbor a bizarre tale of how the unseen neighborhood milkman grants wishes to anyone who leaves their request in the empty bottles to be picked up.
Ruby Cuzzins, a New Orleans baker, sells "magic" cookies and gives unscrupulous ad man Henry a sample of her wares. Convinced, Henry tries to get her to go into business with him but gets his comeuppance when she refuses.
When an art collector, Harte, buys a stolen painting of the Inquisition, he soon receives a visit from a monk who advises him to return the stolen picture... or else.