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Worm Found Live in an Eye

By Anastasia , published on Jul 1, 2012

“Let concealment, like a worm in the bud, feed on her damask cheek”, so says Viola in Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. That’s all very well, but what about a worm in the eye? You think I’m joking, you think that this is the beginning of some kind of horror fiction? Well, I can assure you, I’m not and this is no fiction. Don’t take my word for it. Just ask 75-year-old P K Krishnamurthy, an Indian man who had a five-inch live worm removed from his eye last week.

This particular medical horror story comes from Mumbai in India. Two weeks ago Mr Krishnamurthy started to feel discomfort... (more)

Tags: medicine, india, parasites, the human eye

Dichotomy of a Tic

By D. Sager, published on Jun 6, 2012

There are people in life, wandering around my perimeters. They are parasites, drawing from me like a tic. Working my way through the jungles of the game, they latch on. Suckers, filling themselves with my blood. I let some hang on, knowing they are there, keeping an eye on them; I'm in control. The tic is bold, so consumed with satiating its desire, knowing not that its life is in my hands, nor does it care. One day, I will have enough and will squash the tic, making a blood stain on my leg, smiling with gratification of my exercise of power over it. It's funny to watch little creatures... (more)

Tags: water, rain, game, desire, blood, hunger, symbiosis, stream, thirst, wander, errant, gifted, parasites, perimeters, scared, sucker, thirsty, wares

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