The Watchers 34… the end

Until then though, I would watch             “What would you like us to do, ma’am,” the agent said on the other end of the line.             Liza watched the crawl of images and words on the wall of screens before her. The images sped by but she took it all in. She would make herContinue reading “The Watchers 34… the end”

The Watchers 33

She knew her sister.             It was sunny and warm. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was her wedding day, a first for the Davenport girls. Although they looked nothing alike the two young women were sisters if not by blood then by bond.             They’d learned things about each other in theContinue reading “The Watchers 33”

The Watchers 32

I wanted to be normal for once.             “Did I tell you how beautiful you look, Trina?” Blackfoot said his eyes darting back and forth from the road to the passenger seat.             “Well, let me see. Once when I walked in the room right after you stopped mid-sentence talking with my sister, which wasContinue reading “The Watchers 32”

The Watchers 31

We get caught, we die             “Get up.”             Trina looked up from her bed. Shock registered on her face at seeing Liza inside the room with her.             “Hurry up, we don’t have much time,” Liza said throwing a bag at Trina. “Take what you can carry, but no more.” she said. “Move!”            Continue reading “The Watchers 31”

The Watchers 30

You promise not to kill me Liza felt the stares from the moment she stepped out of the gold Chevrolet, but she wanted them to look. She wanted them to see all of her. For the first time in her life she wasn’t trying to hide. She ignored the sidewalk instead walking across the lawnContinue reading “The Watchers 30”

The Watchers 27

He made me this way The light above the garage had been removed just as Liza had remembered. There were no street lights on this block. Liza had made sure of that too. It made her comings and goings safer and more discreet. This was her first time returning since she’d moved in with theContinue reading “The Watchers 27”

The Watchers 25

She called you Ophelia “Mama was calling for you while you were out. She wanted to talk to you.” Leena said as she grabbed her coat to leave. Knocking softly, Liza opened the bedroom door. As expected the older woman was in her big soft bed surrounded by pillows. She looked like she was floatingContinue reading “The Watchers 25”

The Watchers 24

Keep what you need and burn the rest             Liza left on foot the next morning. Since everyone was still asleep, she borrowed one of Leena’s winter coats. She’d be back before she even missed it. Stepping into the backyard the cool air met her full on as she made her way through the neighborhoodContinue reading “The Watchers 24”

The Watchers 22

How’s your arm, detective? “I am sorry to be meeting under these circumstances Mrs. Davenport, but I felt it was really important after hearing about my detective’s behavior on yesterday evening that we sit down face to face.” Chief Bradford said.   “I’ve always been upfront that our department had improvements to make but situationsContinue reading “The Watchers 22”

The Watchers 21

Little bird finally flew the coop They’d lost her. He didn’t want to call it in but he had no choice. She looked different, but it was her. She’d cut her hair and she wore a plain pair of jeans and t-shirt. Before she’d been Trina but the woman he saw earlier was different. ItContinue reading “The Watchers 21”