Touch of Darkness by Richard Taylor
Approx. 23,940 words.
Published on August 26, 2010.
A mysterious blind man known only as The Collector arrives to tour the mansion of a dead eccentric. The estate is filled with artifacts – mementoes with stories to tell – and only the Collector can “see” the tales associated with them by touching the objects. The Collector's intent is revealed as he entraps a murderer to expose himself, and dispenses justice only he knows how to impose.