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Eye See You
by Kathleen McCluskey
Lieutenant Carson was a hardened detective with the San Diego police department and had seen his share of gruesome murders. He was baffled by the sheer brutality of the murders being perpetrated onto his city. He leaned back in his chair and took a long drag of his cigarette. A large sigh came from him as he recalled the most recent of these murders. He looked out the window and down onto the city that he loved and sighed again. Shaking his head, he began his report.
He remembered how the responding officer to the 9-11 call had thrown up and needed assistance from the ambulance. With his hands shaking he called the detective. When Carson arrived he was shocked to see a twelve year old girl with large bloody bandages on her eyes. He immediately knew that this was the work of the man that the press named, “The Eye See You” killer. Upon further investigation he saw that she still clutched her stuffed teddy bear. He had to push the lump down from his throat to speak to the other officers. He wanted to find this man and shoot him in the face.
Later that evening Carson fell asleep on his couch. Since Linda left he rarely slept in their marital bed, it was just too painful for him. As he slept, he began to dream. Kristy visited him in his dreams. She still had the bloodied bandages on her eyes and her teddy bear clutched in her hand. Kristy took the detective by the hand and showed him her death. He could see the back of a large man standing over her. She was pleading for her life, begging and crying. He pushed her down with his hand on her throat and cut her eyes out. It looked as though he was repulsed by what he had done and began to bandage her. Kristy moved the detective closer to the scene. The man turned and looked right at them. Carson was horrified to see himself staring back at them. He had found the “Eye See You” killer.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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More from Kathleen McCluskey:
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A chilling story.
Thanks…I like having a twist at the end
Clever storytelling and a great twist at the end – amazing how much you fitted into so few words.