The Encounter (Short Story)

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"Balcony" - Photo prompt for this Friday Fictioneers: Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
“Balcony” – Photo prompt for this Friday Fictioneers: Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

While I was outside, I heard my name. I didn’t care, not while I was being stared at… Because I knew they were watching me.

“Shut up.”

“What? Noel, ignore them. Here, this will make you feel better. ”

I didn’t want to, but it didn’t matter. That woman made me take those damn pills anyways. I’ve only been here a week, but that didn’t matter either, I knew they’d find me.

And that night in my room, they did. The light came from the balcony this time, so bright it almost blinded me. I knew I wouldn’t be there the next morning.

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25 thoughts on “The Encounter (Short Story)”

  1. Full of beautiful paranoia (or is he right?!), this gets me right into Noel’s brain. The last sentence doesn’t fit though – is the change of tense deliberate? If it’s past tense, he already isn’t (wasn’t) there…

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