‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2’ stories – ‘The Worm’. Sarah Hindmarsh’s tale retells the story of the Lambton Worm from English Folklore, an eel-like creature unwittingly caught by Lord John Lambton whilst fishing. Initially in fear of the monster, Lord John begins to feel a strange affection for the beast, but as the creature grows and becomes more vicious in its Master’s absence, the people of Lambton begin to suffer the consequences of John’s actions.
Sarah Hindmarsh is the author of the ‘Animal Adventures’ series and her first book ‘The Mouse Who Howled at the Moon’ was shortlisted for the SpaSpa independent book awards. ‘The Worm’ appears alongside 16 other short stories in ‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2’ published by Mother’s Milk Books. Copies are available from their online store.