I Follow..

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Summary

Do you ever feel like you're being watched? No? Clearly, you've never had a stalker. Heart in your throat, there's nothing that you can do. The Shadow lurks and he will get what he wants. Laura Conners is the new girl in Mare Gallows, a town with a serial killer known as 'The Shadow' - he selects, stalks, terrorises then kills. She soon befriends Tom, a loner in the woods who has had so many hardships, he can't be all that bad. Soon Laura becomes the killer's latest target and he starts stalking her relentlessly. Just who is he? And is Tom really as innocent as he seems?

Genre:
Thriller / Mystery
Author:
Holly Flaherty
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
32
Rating:
5.0 1 review
Age Rating:
16+

Welcome to Mare Gallows

I watched the mist roll on in the quiet plains as the bus neared the town. It reminded me of the opening to Silent Hill, the famous horror game that was based on a town with the same name. Only, the mist isn’t as thick or as deadly. But it may as well be deadly, as no one can see a thing. And when it can’t see a thing or make sense of the world around you, the mind plays tricks on you.

‘This is only temporary, Laura. Soon you’ll be better enough to go back..’ I assured myself.

The bus stopped short of the sign that reads ‘Welcome to Mare Gallows’.

Mare Gallows. That town would be my new home for several months. Nothing about that town seemed welcoming or peaceful. It just didn’t feel right to me.

I shakily swallowed three pills, placing the small orange vial back in my bag. I took a deep breath and got off the bus, my small suitcase trailing behind and a large box under my arm.

New town, new life, right? Not when you have anxiety as bad as mine. My problem? I’m a broken shell of a girl.

Recently, I had undergone treatment for severe paranoia. So the next step was to go somewhere new, as a trial to see whether the effects were temporary or long-lasting.

I walked into the town. I followed the winding streets to the empty building that was going to be my ‘home’.

The address and directions the clinic had acquired for me hadn’t been written in the clearest of writing but I found the place alright.

The house itself wasn’t too spacious. It was big enough for me. Perfect for my recovery.

I quietly and quickly unlocked the door with my new keys. I ran in and shut the door before any one could see me and initiate a conversation before I even had a chance to adjust and get settled. The rooms had a slight musky smell as I unpacked what I managed to bring. Everything else was being shipped here from my old town. Including my trusty old bike.

This Friday, I would be starting at a new college. There, I was planning to study Literature. And this Saturday I would have to start looking for a part-time job to support myself.

I took my pills again before dinner. As long I had my medication, I knew I’d recover enough to stay with my grandparents back in my old familiar town. Hopefully, that would be soon.

As they say, Tomorrow is another day.

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