Midnight Stalker


Copyright – Janet Webb

“Finally, a safe place to call my own.” Crystal breathed a sigh of relief as she unpacked her last box and looked around at her new home. “It’s beautiful!”

Proud of her work, she headed to the bathroom to get ready for bed. As the brush ran through her hair she felt such calmness.

Suddenly she heard a noise and something caught her eye in the mirror. Frightened, she bent forward to get a closer look.

In the reflection, outside the window, were the dark eyes that had followed her for so many years. His eyes.

“Max! I can’t believe you found me!”

Crystal’s dog jumped up on the window, panting and wagging his tail. Her furry friend had come home.

Home is where the heart is.

This post is in response to the photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers.

Write a complete story in 100 words or less, using the photo for inspiration.

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18 Responses to Midnight Stalker

  1. Doobster418 says:

    A much happier ending than where I thought you were heading.


  2. Elan Mudrow says:

    Nice! I enjoyed the read! Thanks.
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  3. Awesome!! Loved the ending! I sooo thought you were headed toward a Sleeping With the Enemy story! But I like the one you went with instead! πŸ™‚


  4. rgayer55 says:

    Scared me for a minute there, turns out it was an episode of “Lassie Come Home”
    Well done!


  5. as you tried to create this tale… and did so well
    an unexpected turn of de-tailed events.


  6. Dear Mewhoami,

    I love being misled when it’s to such a happy ending. πŸ˜€ Well done.




  7. Mewhoami, Sweet story. I could see the dog with his front paws on the side of the house and his tail wagging, Good ending twist and well written. πŸ™‚ —Susan


  8. Fun!!! Welcome home indeed.


  9. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear mewhoami, I love this story! I, too was scared for a nano second and then it was the doggie coming home. I thought something sinister was there. Good job!
    Nan πŸ™‚


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