The Chihuahuan Centipede by Nicholas Gray
Cade and his best friend Ricardo are Rig-Hands, just trying to collect a paycheck and get by. But one day, their company's massive, record-breaking drill breaks down. They learn that the drill is broken, and the oil rig crew must venture deep beneath the ground to retrieve the expensive drill bits that make up the machine. Without them, they cannot drill any further.
What they find underneath the soil was never meant to be seen by human eyes. But that isn't the extent of things.
Something is lurking underground with them, and it isn't too happy with their arrival.
Will Cade and Ricardo survive? Or will they be taken down by ...
THE CHIHUAHUAN CENTIPEDE!
Great monster. Stay out of the devils anus.
Bodies In A Blender
Fun short story. Gray did a solid job creating a short but emotional backstory for a character for you to connect with. Absolutely love the concept of the creature itself and its make up. Left me wanting more backstory on the creature and the origins (all Ill say while trying to avoid spoilers), but it would have stretched the story out more into something it probably wasn't intended to be. Overall it was a great read and would for sure recommend it to people!