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Rivalry - March 2004
By Anna Romer
Dorian's fingers crept to his bald patch. Beneath the skin, a knobby, marble-like lump bulged from his skull.
His brother, they said.
Mostly absorbed before birth.
He rubbed it, wishing it would go away. No such luck. It pulsed beneath his touch, swelling, eager to start feeding.