CLICK THE FROG!
Maybe there is an invisible consciousness that watches us all, and if so – deep question: what would such a being want?
A light flicks on, and Carly jumps in surprise. The studio apartment she shares with Phil comes into sharp relief. There’s an empty mug next to her chair.
“You have got to stop reading horror novels in the dark,” Phil says. “Bad for your eyes.”
“It’s not a novel. It’s this stupid philosophy textbook.”
“Even worse. I’ll put a pot of tea on.”
“I love you.”
“Milk, no sugar. You got it.”
This eerie – is someone watching or is it just me? – picture from Sarah Potter reminded me of one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes (Listen), about an “ultimate hider” that may or not be watching all of us Right Now.
Probably not, but … how would we know if there were? OooOooo…..
13 thoughts on “FF: Deep Questions”
The British response to any crisis is to make a pot of tea
Philosophy and horror…sometimes comparable! Lol
Amazing what our minds can conjure up when it gets dark and quiet!
Good stuff, cup of tea solves everything eh?! I recently got hold of the Delia Derbyshire Doctor Who on 7′ record, love that tune!
Wow I never heard of her before. I love learning new things. I bet her work sounds awesome on vinyl. Thanks for sharing that!
What I want to know is how she could read in the dark unless it was on a Kindle. 😉 Love the connection of horror and philosophy. Nicely done. I’ll have milk in my tea as well.
I was thinking just enough light to read by which is something I do, way too often. But Kindle makes her sound smarter so I will allow that. Thanks!
Tea is the answer to all boring philosophy books 🙂
I can relate to your character. My mind goes to some odd places when it’s dark. Philosophy and horror, hmm. Nicely written!
That was a lovely write, Anne. A perfect partner taking care of her.
Ah I love this. Alone on the dark pondering life’s eerie questions. And then snap, the light comes on and a good relationship clears the clouds
I like how you ended your story. Best not to dwell too long on the idea of your every move being watched, but at the same time anyone who has a cell phone *is* being watched, listened to, and followed at all times…. Good song at the end.
Fun story! (Listen is one of my favourite Doctor Who episodes too.)