The Last Letter | A Second ShadowI realized I was being followed about twenty minutes after I left the house.
I hadn't turned to take a good look yet, but I was positive I had seen the same person out of the corner of my eye multiple times now. And they were still there, even after I'd gone in a circle twice. It was not the ghost; of that I was certain. Whoever they were, though, they were persistent.
I came across an alley and turned to look down it. It was dark in the shadow of the stout, brick buildings; perfect for what I had in mind. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the person following me stop and turn to examine the window of a shop. They didn't appear to be very tall, but at this distance I couldn't be sure.
I stepped into the black space before me and pressed myself against the wall. Sure enough, not even thirty seconds later, I heard the approaching footfalls of my pursuer. The moment they turned the corner, I snapped forward, grabbing them by the scruff of the coat and swinging them onto the ground. A sma