by LJ McLeod
Annabelle had never liked the old brown cow. It was the eyes. Those unblinking, ice-blue eyes.
When Annabelle checked the fences, it was there. When she put out the hay for the herd, it was already waiting.
“It’s just a cow,” she would remind herself. “Nothing to fear.” So why did its mere presence make her shiver?
Then the cow started lingering at her fence. One night she found it outside her bedroom window, though the gate remained locked.
It wasn’t until she woke up and found herself staring into those ice-blue eyes that she realised she was in trouble.
LJ McLeod lives in Queensland, Australia. She works in Pathology and writes in her spare time. She has been published in several anthologies and has been nominated twice for the Aurealis Award. In her spare time, she enjoys diving, reading and travelling.