The Vine: May 2, 2008
This may be a tricky one — I'm looking for the title and author of a short horror story. It came out a year or three before the Internets got big, so I'm having trouble finding it in online directories.
It scared the bejesus out of me, and I remember that the introductory note in the collection it was in mentioned that more than one editor had been unable to get through it.
It opens with a man rescuing an infant from a toilet in a public restroom. [minor spoiler] Only the infant has suckers on its arms and is hard to peel off once he's picked it up, and keeps crawling after him. [/minor spoiler]
And that's really only where it starts getting disturbing. I think it could be called "Little Monster(s)," but I can't seem to turn up any anthologies with that title in it.
Any chance one of your readers might have read it?
Thanks for your help.
That doesn't sound familiar — but I kind of want to read it now. Readers, any thoughts? We're looking for an octo-baby story from around 1990. Thanks!
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