A man begins observing his odd neighbor and soon becomes obsessed with what’s going on next door.
I wrote this story sometime in the mid 00s, probably about 2004. I edited it again in 2010 and put it in my ebook Tales of Fear and Fascination, which is still available on Amazon. Be warned: that collection contains a few Mature-rated stories. “The Hollow Machine” itself is Teen-rated.
I submitted the story way back when to some literary journal (I can’t remember which) for a contest. It made it to the final round, but ended up not winning anything.
Here it is for your enjoyment.
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