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Once, there was a boy named Dearly Bleak. That's not his birth name, but that's not the point. Dearly became so deathly ill, his parents allowed a smiling self-help cult to turn their son's body into a home for a cosmic maggot god. 

"Ever the praises to the Conqueror Worm!" 

"Ever the praises to the Crawling Library!" 

"The Knowledge that Eats!" 

"The Broodsac Sultan!" 

Dearly was healed, and then everyone screamed. For a time, Dearly found himself all on his own, though never ever alone. One day, to his delight, he found fellow misfits and deviants like him. 

This is the story of the boy and the Worm and what they are willing to do to the conspiracies that threaten their found family. This is the story of a boy who likes toys, lunchboxes, and catching bullfrogs. But most of all, he likes brains. 

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You woke up…different. Someone changed you; on a slab, an operating table, an altar. By luck or by fate, you escaped. Now you’re hunted by the ones who made you, and they hold all the cards but one: they don’t know that a fire burns within you because of what they did. They don’t know that you’re hunting them.


The Divergence stripped you of your humanity, cracked open your soul. Its wounds will never heal. You are Broken — not like a toy lying in a limp pile on the floor but like a glass bottle, all sharp edges and jagged, cutting shards. Anyone who comes close to you bleeds — your enemies, but also your few friends.


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Remy S July 02, 2022 4:04 pm UTC
Why is there no mobi file for this?
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Raymond R May 31, 2022 4:31 pm UTC
I enjoyed this novella. The only thing I didn't like was the constraints of its length. This seems like it could have been a novel or a series. I would love for it to be expanded upon. Do you hear me Joshua Alan Doetsch?! lol I want more!
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