100 Words: Arenicola marina

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he was feeling broody again. She walked further out than usual, still parallel to the coast, but not on the beach, as such. At low tide, she saw clumps of purple laver and bladderwrack, words she had recently learned. She thought, What are these piles of sandy spaghetti? Later she read that these were left by lugworms digging burrows in the sand. Lugworms are self-sufficient. They’re not picky, eating what’s handy. They can reproduce without help. That would simplify things. They have a long lifespan. For a worm. There are worse things to be than a lugworm, she thought.

by Emily E. Jones

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