Cockroach King by Jessica Mielke
Under revolting piles of garbage and rotting food, unseen horrors are scurrying
Nick spends his days living in filth and lusting after a neighbor who couldn’t be more repulsed by him. When he discovers a mysterious connection to the cockroaches living in his squalid apartment, a world of wicked possibilities opens up to him
Luciana wants nothing more than to escape the confines of poverty and the lecherous attentions of her disgusting neighbor. But what she doesn’t know can hurt her, and the cockroaches she sees crawling around Nick’s home are more sinister than she can imagine.
In this debut novelette from author Jessica Mielke, a nightmarish evil descends on Nick and Luciana, creeping inch by inch to an unspeakable conclusion.
Cockroach King is the first book in the Unspeakables Collection.