Skullworm

Skullworm

by Joseph D'Agnese
     
 

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Love hurts. Breakups hurt more.

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

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Overview

Love hurts. Breakups hurt more.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045535885
Publisher:
Joseph D'Agnese
Publication date:
12/20/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
144 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Joseph D'Agnese has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, This Old House, and many other publications. His science writing has been published extensively in Discover, Seed and Wired, and was twice named to the annual anthology, Best American Science Writing. His crime fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Beat to a Pulp, Plots With Guns, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. One of his short stories won the 2015 Derringer Award for short mystery fiction, another was shortlisted for the 2014 Derringer Award, and a third was chosen by bestselling author James Patterson for the prestigious anthology, Best American Mystery Stories 2015.

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