Alfie Gray lives in his own little world. He gets out of bed, eats his breakfast and goes to work in a charity shop where he is a volunteer. He has his systems set in place and he doesn’t like change. He starts to notice unusual things happening around him, and everyone seems to know something he doesn’t. Haunted by paranoia, his brain is working overtime and he makes more accidental realisations than he would like to. The world he knows begins to collapse, and he can’t make any sense of it, nor can his family who are forced to watch as Alfie slips away before their eyes.
This was my first piece of published fiction, back in 2010. I’m surprised I wanted to immortalise it in an independently published second edition, but here it is.