(Satellite Images)

Brief description

A woman with a blurred out face follows the narrator as they explore the world with google maps. When he looks up the street he lives on, she appears outside his house. Then there is a knock on the door.

Pull Quotes

As I said it, there was a knock at the door. A chill ran down my spine. I had a camera hooked to my computer that showed who was at the front door, which made it easier for me, with my mobility issues. I slowly reached for the control to show myself who was outside, but my hand trembled furiously. As I touched the control, I realized my mistake. The last of Google’s images that I’d seen had only shown the outside of the building. Just the outside. I looked at the screen and saw a woman in a white t-shirt, black pants, and black hooded jacket and carrying a grey bag with a purple and grey striped shoulder strap. Of course, there were those red sneakers. She looked directly at the camera, her face still a complete blur. As I tried to stifle a scream, she raised a hand and knocked loudly on my front door.

Aesthetic characteristics

Machine P.O.V
Not machine P.O.V.
Notes
The girl seems to be following his google map searchign, which means that when the narrator looks up his home street looking for reassurance that the girl isn't there, he brings her to him. It follows you home.

Even though the story is called Satellite Images, the main technology is google streetview.