Friday, 12 July 2013

Dark Fiction - Watcher

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Watcher

By Casey Douglass

As part of  #fridayflash


My head has always been a little empty. Even from a young age, I was content to sit and watch, rather than take part and control.

I watched my granddad fall to the ground when his heart gave out. People fussed around him. I sat serenely in the background, shiny eyes funnelling the scene into my six year old brain.

I watched a girl get raped at high-school. Nobody knew I was sitting quietly under the large conifer hedge, half forgotten Wuthering Heights slipping from my fingers. My brain absorbed and filed, my body just a tripod for my head.

I watched the car get closer through the lens of my sixteenth birthday present, rapidly taking shots so the moment was preserved. Weightlessness and rushing air ruined the last few, but my finger click clicked as my body disintegrated.

I watched so much in life, and now death has opened up new vistas. Walls and doors matter little when you are composed of ether and willpower. My brain is hungry for strange sights and any exotic view. I’ve watched and I’ve watched and I’ve watched...and now I am watching you.


8 comments:

  1. Creepy, not immediate, but a slow build creepy.

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    1. Glad that's how it came across :)

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  2. It is a great last paragraph, holding so much portent and ill-will. I am wondering though, what is the threat of a amorphous watcher?

    I'd like to see a part 2.

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    1. Thanks pegjet. Yes I agree, it could be expanded a little, but I wanted something a little creepy rather than outright threat.

      Thankyou for your comment :)

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  3. Deliciously chilling story Casey! I love the line "my body just a tripod for my head." Great work!

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  4. Nice and creepy. I'm glad I'm so plain and boring; this creature whose "brain is hungry for strange sights and any exotic view" will surely not be interested in me. ;-)

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    1. Lol you can only hope Tim :) It might get around to all of us in the end lol.

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