Its becoming apparent to me that when I click on one of your subs, I already know I'm going to like it! I love how you break up the body of the text and the plot hooks into bullet points (I've been trying to do that as well). Makes for easy reading, and each point hits home. Go to Comment
Bump again, two years later. I like the way this ends. The murderer casts off the cloak for fear of what it will do next, and so it goes, another magic item "lost"...waiting again to be found, so it can "embrace" once more.
Foot Coral. It attatches to a foot like moss, almost gluing itself to an organism. It gets its food supply from the ground, and does not leech off the host in any way. It is not a malignant organism, and is entirely harmless. But it only grows on human feet, and even then, never on the left foot. An organism that it grows on can feel touch through the coral, but not pain. Removal of the coral is painless, but why would you want to?
Texturally, if fells like a dry, non slimy amoeba.