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The Watcher (Friday Fictioneers)

February 16, 2018

Friday Fictioneers: 1 picture, 100 words, scores of people from around the world sharing their creativity and vision. Feel welcome to join in; visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields HERE to find out how.

This week’s wintry photo prompt courtesy of, and copyright by, one of my Instagram friends, Dale Rogerson.


It’s been a while since I “Fictioneered” so here I go with . . .


The Watcher (100 words)

Tom and Linda went to sleep at 10:20. No sports; just news, weather and lights out. Forty minutes later 12-year-old Bill’s TV flickered off.

You’d think I actually knew the Belder family, huh? I’m just a good watcher and I pay attention.

People nowadays are so careless. Taking things for granted and making the least complicated and safest assumptions. They ignore signs. They ignore police warnings.

They never think about people like me watching them.

Half-diamond pick, in and out, voila. They make my life so much easier.

It’s sad they won’t be able to say the same about me.


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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2018 4:45 pm

    Creepy guy! Well written.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. February 16, 2018 7:54 pm

    Yeah, I definitely got the shivers reading this one. It was darkly humorous at the same time. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      February 19, 2018 2:46 pm

      Thanks, Anne! I was trying for it to be a little humorous so I’m glad that came though.


  3. February 18, 2018 6:11 pm

    Dear Michael,

    Now that was just plain creepy. Well done, but, creepy nonetheless.



    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      February 19, 2018 2:47 pm

      🙂 Thanks Rochelle!


  4. Dale permalink
    February 19, 2018 1:29 pm

    Cold-blooded, matter-of-fact and I’m paying attention to my neighbours now…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      February 19, 2018 2:48 pm

      Yeah, I suppose it’s a little creepier for you since it’s your picture!

      Liked by 1 person

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