With thanks to Angad.

After everyone else left him, the man and the giant worm always slept coiled around each other in a pit in the basement of the man’s house. Late at night, the man would mope. During the day, the worm would dig its way making tunnels for the man to spend his time discovering.

They would play elaborate games involving the number of turns the man would have to take to reach the worm or the correlation between the swirls on the worm’s back and the colour of the walls of any particular tunnel.

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