What a macabre little short story. I have two stupid questions that are probably not even answerable, but I thought I'd post them here just in case: - Were Cal and Becky always going to end up in the tall grass? When I first read it, I assumed that it was the fairly standard "tourists get lost in crazy environment" story, like Children of the Corn, but then Becky mentions having dreams in which she drives at night and hears a child shouting... - What happens to those who touch the rock after they've done that? I assumed that they went mad, and killed the others (like Tobin's parents), but then remained in the grass. So - where are the other Tall Grass victims whose cars Cal and Becky notice? Why don't the new victims, at the very end of the book, hear Cal and Becky's voices? Did they die and I just didn't realize it? - Is there any rhyme or reason to who is able to find the rock and who isn't? Sorry, these are probably really dumb. I was just interested to see if anyone else had any input.