I got such quick answers the last time I asked, and right on the money, I might add, that I thought I’d try it again. The following are all short horror stories, to the best of my recollection, and the first two were contained in the same book, IIRC (all different authors). I’m fairly certain I read all these stories in the 70s, too.
A group of people are out in the wilderness for some reason, and they in some manner encounter moving trees. At least one of the party is found dead, with possibly some conical depressions in his body. I vaguely remember the depressions were from a moving tree burrowing its roots into him.
An older gentlemen, possibly a story set in the Victorian era. He has a secret companion with him whose existence comes out with his death. It’s a (blue? green?) woman, height maybe 12 inches, or something that looks like a woman. I think at one point he begins having second thoughts about continuing his secret relationship with this thing, or he becomes involved with another (real) woman, and the thing bites him, like a snake. It then disappears into some tall grass, and eludes capture.
I might have read this one in a book called Horror by Gaslight, dunno. A man tells a friend about his discovery of an entrance, hidden in a certain grave, that leads to Hell or some secret underground place. The two open the entrance, the man descends, leaving his friend at the surface, and the two will continue communication by radio. The man’s description of his trek becomes weirder, until finally he shouts at his friend to seal the entrance and beat it, BEAT IT!
Thanks in advance for any and all help rendered.