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"Always feel like somebody's watching me."

by Wench on January 22, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My brother is trying to put together a band. He wants to call it 'Killer by Night'. Last night, he asked me to take a picture of him outside with a knife - because, you know, that goes with the theme. But then later, Nathaniel and I looked at his facebook page and noticed that his profile picture, a kind of creepy, shadowy silhouette, was taken in our room - in the dark - shot from below looking up, a though it was from our perspective on the bed.

Then today, my dad texted my husband from work and asked him to open up his laptop in the dining room. I don't know why my dad needs his computer open when he's 40 miles away unless he's had a webcam running this whole time.

Ok, now I really, really, really need to get out of here.


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