A lung-busting cough. A freeloading boyfriend. A pregnancy she's not ready for.
Mia has plenty to be worried about but nothing to put her mind at ease. That is, until her mother sends her a package of Guatemalan worry dolls. According to legend, putting the dolls under your pillow at night can take your worries away. But when Mia tests them out, they take away more than just her nagging thoughts.
Worried About by Brandon McNulty is a great flash fiction piece about young woman who is desperate to get some sleep, but Mia can't stop thinking about all of her problems...until the dolls remove the problems from her life.
McNulty lays out the story in the style of the old Twilight Zone episodes or Tales From The Darkside. You don't have to be a horror fan to enjoy the bizarre nature of the dolls.