In the Dark
"Hello, have we met before?"
"I can't see you very clearly, so you must excuse me if I seem suspicious or guarded."
Now, I'm thinking, he doesn't appear very open to dialogue.
But he continues to stare at me in silence and without movement.
A few seconds more and, I'm feeling panicky.
"Perhaps it's time to leave."
This is not a confined space, so I am able to get away from this person as quickly as is possible for me.
Writing by Regina Stemberger