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Except for stories written by Patrick Tracey, I almost never finish a Washington City Paper cover story—I don’t have the required attention span. But once I started “My So-Called Stalker” (10/8), I could not stop reading. Almost all of my knowledge about stalkers and their victims comes from the news or from cheesy Sunday night movies on ABC “based on a shocking true story.” But this article was absolutely riveting. “Theresa” does an incredible job describing her descent into pain, suffering, and anxiety. I desperately hope things work out for her—that they are able to catch the guy and put him away. No one should have to go through an ordeal like that.

Mount Pleasant