It's been a couple of weeks that I've started to recycle our kitchen scraps (vegetables, fruits, coffee grounds, paper towels) in our garden. I've been reading various instructions over the internet and have tried two slightly different approaches so far. First I buried the scraps some 20cm deep and covered with soil and second I just put the pile on the soil (just a few centimetres into the soil) and covered with some hay. I noticed today that the pile which was not buried, after around 5 days, got some white worms (see red circles in the image).
Just for the record: the weather here is pretty dry and ~30C during day time. The soil is dry as well. The pile is sufficiently exposed to air.
I'm wondering what type of worms these are and if the small white worms are OK in a compost pile? (the tutorials I've seen, all advertise red bigger worms). Also, the pile is a bit smelly, and I feel the thing is rotting rather than going through the (relatively) odourless process of composting as described at various online resources. So, I'm not sure if the process is going in the right direction.