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Paranoia(Have I Told You This?)
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TITLE (EDIT)
Paranoia(Have I Told You This?)
DESCRIPTION
Insight into a man slowly losing his mind due to paranoia.
[396 words]
AUTHOR
Emory L Griffin
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[January 2009]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (16)
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Death's Embrace (Short Stories) An old woman is paid a visit from death. [597 words]
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I Bid You Adieu And Fuck You! (Short Stories) Some more copy cat horror dedicated to you RICHARD. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. [527 words]
Life After Death? (Short Stories) thought provoking short. [681 words]
Lose Or Win, It's All The Same In The End. (Short Stories) post-apocalyptic America story. It's short, so do me a favor and read it. Let me know if you like it. [269 words]
Mail (Short Stories) a man receives a horrifying letter. [382 words]
Moving In (Short Stories) An homage to "The new house" by Randall Barfield. I hope I did it justice. [598 words]
My Lady In White (Short Stories) different direction than my other stories. [768 words]
Return Mail(Mail Part 2) (Short Stories) - [318 words]
She Only Got Flowers From Him Once. (Short Stories) Pretty serious read and I believe it's some good stuff. It's a different direction than my other stuff. [539 words]
The Doctor Is In. (Short Stories) short horror story [538 words]
The Elephant In The Room (Short Stories) short horror story [852 words]
Paranoia(Have I Told You This?)
Emory L Griffin


I know who THEY are and THEY know I know. Am I going crazy? It is a question that repeats itself over and over in my mind. A chant that pounds constantly in my aching head. I do not believe so, yet if i was indeed crazy how would I know?
I see them everywhere now. Have I told you this? I see one now, as I sit here at the bus stop writing on this worn napkin, he pretends to read the paper, yet his eyes follow only me. Just yesterday, I saw another one of THEM at the bakery. He gave me my change and smiled and I couldn't help but notice the smile did reach his cold eyes.
I do not know how much more of this I can take. The aching in my mind intensifies as each day passes. I have had the power to my apartment cut off, did I tell you this? It does not seem to help in the slightest I only succeeded in frightening my wife. I believe I will take her with me when my journey to escape THEM begins, because I love her, did I tell you this?
I hear THEM, they draw closer with each passing day, did I tell you this? I feel it is very soon coming to a breaking point. The pounding in my head as resulted in the loss of my vision. I stand here in the foyer of my home, in which I am sure THEY have searched, dripping blood from my clothes. I have only a vague recollection of where the blood came from it is from the bum who asked me for change I believed him to be one of THEM and had to dispose of him before he called to the OTHERS.
THEY can speak to each other now. I believe they are mobilizing, have I told you this?
Alas, the time has come for me to depart on my journey of escape from THEM. I have already seen my wife off and do hope she will be there on the other side. There are no round tickets for where I am going, have I told you this? THEY are getting closer....always getting closer and so I must go now and as I pick up this cold metallic object just remember one thing I know who THEY are THEY know I know....BANG.
      

 

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" Just so you know, I'm 51, in college studying for my Associate of Arts degree and hope to earn a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English. I started writing at about age ten. Other than a few typographical errors, this is an interesting story; chilling, sad, mysterious. "The pounding in my head has (not as) resulted in the loss of my vision." You need a period after ...where the blood came from. Capitalize "It" in the next sentence. I like the repetition of "Have I told you this?" It reminds me of uncertainty and of doubt cultivated by repetitive indifference. Sounds like the speaker has been severely damaged and is quite fearful of people in authority, like Big Brother. It makes me wonder if one particular incident in childhood caused serious damage for the rest of his life. Will he find relief on the other side? Will be find peace?" -- Peggy, Justin, TX, USA.
"I like the idea and the directions that this short piece creates and makes possible. You have done something that can really open the imagination. The main thing that I saw that didn't catch my interest is the technical way you wrote it. Picture this: A man is paranoid, and that in itself is driving this man mad. How frantic must he be? I am sure he is anything but calm as he starts to worry about having to escape and allude THEM. His manner of speaking won't be so "proper". It will be more natural, using conjunctions and things of the sort. Pretend you are frantic and speak it first before you write it. Once you hear it, you will know if it is right or wrong. Take care of this and you will have your ace." -- wade, Kansas City, Missouri.
"I like it. Do they teach english at your high school? lol. 2nd paragraph, get rid of "and" after smiled and start new sentance. Does the smile reach his eyes? Sometimes if it's not proof read we dont know what to believe you mean. But I like it." -- Patrick Fell, torrance, ca.
"This one, though maybe a bit inferior to the other one i read, has good potential. Just a few changes as many have noted above. Get someone always to proofread your work until you have more experience 'chalked up' they used to say. For a man of your age, you're doing fine. Keep it up." -- barfield.

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
January 2009
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