Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Face at the Window

 4203 11th Avenue NE, Seattle

It was too early to go to bed, so we decided to take a little stroll in the neighborhood around the hotel. The glittering glass in the street, reflecting from broken car windows (there were several within a three-block radius) gave the scene an incongruous sense of gaiety. As we strolled along I couldn't help but feel that we were being watched.

I was not mistaken.

A woman’s head, staring out an open window in a bungalow on the corner. Expressionless, unblinking, but not without some motion. Her eyes moved as they followed our progress, as if she was a painting in a creepy mansion in an old horror movie. For a split second I was mesmerized. What was that advice they would always give in those films, when dealing with a potential psychotic killer?


Finally, I managed to avert my eyes; fortunately she didn’t come tearing out of the house brandishing a butcher knife.

This time.

By Professor Batty


Blogger oroboros said...

Yikes! A narrow escape from the Bates Bungalow! :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the Bungalow House by Thomas Ligotti. Both spooky.

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