EM-Drabbles – Thirty-One

He felt safe and secure behind his screen, in a comfortable chair with the remains of a take out close to hand, ordered online.

Flitting through social media, picking, choosing. Writing pithy, well-deserved comments and sharing his astute observations.

All anonymous.

Smart speaker close at hand, controlling his smart home – even monitoring the new doorbell that protected his house.

He didn’t see the data being gathered. Noting when he had visitors, recording his purchases, how often and when. Tracking his every mouse click, knowing everywhere he visited online – even places he’d never admit to his closest friends…

Safe and secure?

E.M. Swift-Hook

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