Montmorency - by Laila Barry
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The narrator is introduced. He wishes to prove his sanity to the readers despite having killed a man over his deformed eye.
The narrator lives in the same building as an old man who has a disturbing eye.
Over the next 8 days the narrator plots to kill the old man to get rid of the eye.
Finally, one evening the old man wakes up and screams at the sight of the narrator. He pulls the old man out of the bed and smothers him with his mattress until he cannot hear his heart beating.
Summoned by a neighbour, the police arrive, citing that someone reported a scream. The narrator tries to cover this up by saying that it was him who screamed and claims the old man is out of town.
The story ends when the narrator believes he hears a ticking that grows louder and louder. He thinks it is the sound of the old mans heart beating and eventually confesses to the police.
I confess ... make it stop.