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When Hank Headley gets dumped, he’ll do anything to forget his girlfriend. His high-pressure career depends on making clear, rational decisions.
Some lovesick people turn to booze or drugs. Hank does them one better: He rents a hideous creature specially bred to nibble his cares away.
It works like a charm.
But some things are hard to shake loose, once they get in your head.
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Skullworm is a 7,500-word short story, just one of six short stories in the Arm of Darkness collection.
The full collection, available separately, contains six short stories of horror: Skullworm, Roadhouse, Glow, Kin, Sunshine Lady, and the origin story, Arm of Darkness.
Author Joseph D'Agnese is a frequent contributor to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.