The house tended to make strange noises at night but he thought
nothing of it. Until one night he had a dream that he peeled back the wallpaper
behind the headboard of their bed and saw that the wall was stuffed full of crawling
wet glistening centipedes and scorpions and other creatures he could not recognize
with spiral shells, everything clicking. He awoke in drenched bedsheets and felt
something on his leg.