This is my entry into this week’s Monday’s Finish the Story flash fiction challenge run by Barbara Beacham. This challenge gives you a picture and an opening sentence and asks that you finish the story within 100-150 words. The opening sentence is given in italics. Click the link above to check out some of the other entries.
She was unaware that she was being watched.
His gaze followed her as she went about her day, oblivious to his presence on the fringes of her life. He was there on the bus she rode to work, on the neighbouring table as she ate her lunch, outside her house each night. He drank in the sight of the soft curves that, soon, he would possess. Anticipatory thoughts filled his mind: of sinking his teeth into succulent flesh, of ripping and tearing and savouring the blood that filled his mouth. The expectation was almost as enjoyable as the act.
Soon… So soon…
For he was the wolf and she his prey.
DCI Martins frowned, shifting his attention between the photographs. “Sergeant, pull up that footage from the night Carrie Thompson was killed.”
There he was again. Finally, a link between the murders. They had him! Now they just had to catch him before the psychopath struck yet again.
Word Count: 150