Candice knew someone was out there; she could feel him. Who was watching her, and why?
Across the road and out of view a figure lurked in the shadows waiting for the bedroom light to go on. He gazed at the house, mindful of the passing traffic going about its business.
Drivers and pedestrians oblivious to him standing there – he thrilled at the thought of being an invisible presence – watching.
Night after night he took up the same position where he could see the house and what was happening inside. But most of all he could see her.
She always left it until it got dark to close her curtains and when she was going upstairs he could see her clearly through the curtain-less landing window.
He watched her going back and forth between rooms, sometimes in her dressing gown. He’d get a fleeting glimpse as she moved into her bedroom before she shut him out of her world.
Her watcher never tired of of the spectacle that he knew was put on just for him.
If you enjoyed reading this extract from my short story, The Watchers, you can find the whole story and others in my collection, Undercover: Crime Shorts.
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