“The Buzzer” out today in Pioneertown

by Jeff Fleischer

Pioneertown published my shorty story “A Bedtime Story” years ago, and today made me a repeat author by publishing “The Buzzer.” It’s a slightly creepy story about an unexpected visitor in the middle of the night.

An excerpt:

Every few nights, sometime around half past three, the buzzer for our apartment sounds. The visitor pushes the call button over and over, until he gives up, but I never answer. I know who it is, though I don’t know his name. Or what he wants.

Charlie has gotten used to the noise and just sleeps through it; it probably comes from working so close to the el tracks that blocking out noise becomes second nature. I’m not so lucky. The buzzer still gets me out of bed each time, alert just in case.

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