The Black Man

“Excuse me...”
“How do you know my name?”
“You need to read this. Any true fan of Howard Phillips would love this work.”
“Get away from me! Who are you?”
“Don’t worry, I know who you are through William, through Howard... I’ve learned things from both of them.”
“You know William? How is he? Wait... no, who are you?”
“Just accept the story; why should you question who wrote it? You might as well add your name to the author’s list; sign right here. It is yours, after all.”
“I’m going. You need to get away from me. I’m calling the police.”
“And tell them what? What do you know?”
“I’ll tell them about you!”
“But you don’t know who I am. Never fear, the story will be waiting for you when you get home.”