Fantasy

A Stranger Calls

Flash fiction

Photo by Pedro Ramos on Unsplash

It was only after I opened the door at seven fifteen that I remembered Mum’s catchphrase I heard all my life: “Don’t open the door to anyone after seven.” She didn’t say it that night, before she went to work her night shift. But that’s no excuse.

I’d asked the obvious question when I was much younger, “If it’s so dangerous to let anyone in then…

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