|The Other Siide of the Wall (standard:mystery, 628 words)|
|Author: Summertyne||Added: Apr 18 2011||Views/Reads: 2629/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Meg's new neighber Dave is a strange young man. He does some weird things that upsets Meg.|
Word count 610 THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL IT was a single young man in his thirties, who had rented apt #4. That was located on the second floor of the old apartment building. He was tall, blonde and sort of cute. He seemed nice and was well mannered. He always spoke to Meg when she would pass him on the steps going to their apartments. His name was Dave and he worked for a company that put in sprinkler systems. He drove a truck that was a little battered. Meg would always hear his truck leave around six o'clock every morning when he left for work. Dave would always go out on his side of the porch to smoke. Meg noticed he didn't have a chair so she gave him one to sit on. She saw him sit on it numerous times. Other than that she didn't see him much. After work he would take a shower and leave. Meg didn't know where he went maybe to a bar. He was mostly a loner, but he did have a couple of girlfriends who didn't stay around very long. Dave gave the impression he had a lot of friends because every time Meg would see him he always had a cell phone up to his ear talking to someone or maybe no one at all. Meg didn't think he had much furniture because when she took her laundry down the back steps she noticed Dave's bedroom was completely empty except for some exercise equipment sitting outside in the storage area. Dave seemed a little strange Meg thought. He was constantly opening and closing his apartment door, but he rarely left his apartment. Sometimes when she would take her dog Beau down to do his business, Dave would come out behind her he would usually just say hi, how are you. In a few minutes he was back in his apartment. Sometimes when Meg was coming up the steps to go in her apartment she would hear Dave lock his apartment door as if he didn't want anyone to bother him. Meg thought something else was very strange. She would awaken in the night and this happened almost every night she would hear someone walking back and fourth on the other side of her bedroom wall. Meg knew there wasn't anything there, but Dave's bedroom and it didn't have any furniture in it. Night after night she would hear someone walking and whoever it was, was wearing shoes. Who would wear shoes in the middle of the night she thought. It was as if someone was there listening for noises that Meg might make in her sleep. This person whoever it was never left they was there every night camping on the other side of Meg's bedroom wall. Sometimes in the wee hours of the morning Meg would hear light snoring this led her to believe this person was Dave. But why, Meg thought she was old and Dave was just a kid. Maybe a mother Meg thought, but she knew nothing about Dave. Meg was beginning to have paranoid feelings. As the hot summer days turned to The coolness of Autumn Meg noticed Dave had a girlfriend who would come every night. Meg prayed this girl might stay and be the answer to her problem. As they spent more and more time together Meg started to feel better about her fear of Dave. The girl stayed with Dave and they seemed happy together. After awhile Meg moved to an apartment for seniors. Sometimes in the night she would hear someone walking down the hall. Meg would awaken with a jolt then would smile to herself as she looked around her new apartment and knew she was safe. Tweet
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