Mildred Clingerman. Birds Can’t Count. (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1955).

Read in Judith Merril’s The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy, 1956.

A touch of sauciness for the 1950s! Maggie and her husband are both feeling the after-effects of a late night partying. She retires to her bedroom, pulls the blinds and nestles down in her frillies to recover. However, she soon begins to suspect an other-worldly invisible voyeur is in the room.

She doesn’t run screaming from the room, but rather…

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