The Observed One

by johannespunkt

Handhelds. Hospital CCTV. Nannycams. Mobile phone video, in a pinch. She claimed to have been filmed since birth until the present.

You could usually find her near one of the clusters of security cameras that grew tumourously on the outside of banks or public buildings. Or surrounded by tripods. She said that she would not exist if it was not on tape, and when you scoffed at this she would stop talking to you. If you indulged her long enough, she would show you the television in the well-monitored basement where she slept. And the mountains of tapes behind it.