Stalking is an extension of harassment elevated to a level where it is causing disruption or physical threats to the person being harassed.
— Mark Childress
The strident sound of the doorbell cut through the messy tangle of my thoughts. I was trying to keep myself busy with mundane tasks, but my mind kept returning to the events of the previous few days. It was like worrying a loose tooth with my tongue —it just made things worse. A glance out of the front window showed me a blanket of grey rainclouds pressing down on the house, reducing my world to a thin slice between it and the sodden ground. The row of dripping, leafless geranium bushes in front of the house looked as miserable as I felt. Continue reading