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Someone's Stalking me

Updated on March 25, 2016

A quiet, rainy night..

It was a rainy night.....

Belinda was on her way home from the train station. It was the end of a long day at work. Her apartment was only two blocks away. She didn't know it was going to rain. She listened to the weather every morning. No rain mentioned, but here she walked home with no umbrella.

Someone's following me.

There was no one in sight. Yet Belinda felt the hair stand up on her neck. The rain was coming down so hard. She didn't hear any other noise. Yet, she felt as though she was being watched or being followed. It could just be her exhaustion taking over. It was Friday, the end of a long week at the Accountant's office she worked at. It was mid tax season and she was an Assistant to four CPA's. The rain was slowly stopping and the night turned into a mist. She took the same short cut she always did, down the employee entrance of the local grocery store. It was a little dark alley. She was just one block from her apartment. That's when she seen the shadow on the wall and knew she was being followed. Her anxiety increased and she trembled with fear. She couldn't stop now, she wouldn't turn around. Just keep walking Belinda is what her mind told her.

Fear sets in.

The Pace quickens.

Belinda knew she couldn't stop. His pace quickened with hers. It was a quiet night. There were no other people in sight. The rain had stopped, but is was cold and damp. All she wanted to do was get home safely. Oh why did she always take the back ally home? Her heart was beating a mile a minute. She felt sick. She just wanted to make it home safely. He was catching up. It was as though she could feel his breath on her neck.

Finally Home

She was in front of her apartment complex. Her fingers trembled as she got her key out. She opened the door and raced up the flight of stairs to her apartment on the second floor. She opened her door and closed it. She didn't look back. Did he sneak in? Was he somewhere in the building, she asked herself. She didn't move from the inside of her apartment door. She had her back against the door. She feared that if she looked through the peephole he would be there. She finally got the courage and looked. She took a sigh of relief. No one in the apartment hallway. Was she just being paranoid? Maybe it was someone who lived in one of the other adjacent apartments and was also rushing to get home in the rain? She laughed to herself as she took off her jacket. Oh Belinda she thought, you really need to stop working so hard and learn to relax.

The Stalker

He watched her from the street lamp.

He stood under the streetlamp and watched her from her second story window. So close he was, but she picked up the pace and one of the clerks from the grocery store came out the back door to throw garbage in the back alley dumpster. He had been following Belinda's routine for weeks and tonight would have been the night. Oh how he looked forward to having his way with her and eventually dumping her body in that same dumpster. He would wait till Monday. She would most likely take the same way home. Silly girl he thought. You should never take the back alley short cuts. It's not safe he thought with an evil grin forming on his face. It's just not safe anymore.

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    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Fuller 14 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh, this was scary! Looks like he's looking ahead to Monday. This is a great reminder to stay away from allies. I'm glad I live in a small town, no allies. Your story was well written. Thanks...

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      John Hansen 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Good story with some nice suspense. I liked the ending. Don't take short cuts via dark allies, especially at night.

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      Devika Primić 14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      WOW! Sounds like the Crime Investigation scenes I sometimes watch you had me reading the suspense is too much but a good one from you!

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      Lisa VanVorst 14 months ago from New Jersey

      Thank you always, Jodah and DDE for reading and commenting. I was looking for the suspense in this and by all your comments looks like I have done that. I would never in this time and age go down a back alley for a short cut. I am also on high alert when out alone at night. Not like the good old days when we didn't even have to lock our doors at night. Remember those days?

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      Chitrangada Sharan 14 months ago from New Delhi, India

      That was scary!

      Nice and engaging hub with good suspense.

      One should avoid short cuts especially when alone. This story has this important message too.

      Thank you for sharing!

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      Nell Rose 14 months ago from England

      Oh scary stuff! yes! if you think someone is following you, then you can bet they are! I am always so careful when I go out, but you can never be too careful! great story gave me shivers!

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      Lisa VanVorst 14 months ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Chitrangada and Nell Rose for reading and commenting. I wanted those who read this to feel the shivers and be scared. You are both correct; we need to be careful and never go out alone down back alleys. You never know who is watching.

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      Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton

      wow this was very exciting, you did a bang up job with this short thriller...I Loved it Frank :)

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      Lisa VanVorst 14 months ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Frank. Yes this hub was filled with suspense. Thanks for stopping by to read. Suddenly the words just keep flowing. I had writers block for so long, but now, well it's just great. More to come. :)

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      Deb Hirt 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      This was perfect. I just couldn't wait to get to the end to see how it al turned out. Just imagine this happening to you, a Jack the Ripper moment.

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      Lawrence Hebb 13 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Really good story, had me wondering who the stalker was and what he might be up to, was there going to be a twist etc?

      Loved the suspense

      Lawrence

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      Lisa VanVorst 13 months ago from New Jersey

      Thank you aviannoice and lawrenceeol for reading and commenting. I did want it to be captivating and keep you on the edge of your seat. Not sure of twist yet, but you never know.

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