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.

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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