Write a story that involves a reflection in a mirror.
Posted in Horror on Oct 26, 2022
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“The Reflection” by Shannon McCumber
Magnolia gently ran her fingers over the worn leather spines of the stack of books; Spells for Aspiring Mages, The Official 21st Century Potion Cookbook, The History of Magic, and The Laws & Regulations of Mages. She’s read The History of Magic, and The Laws & Regulations of Mages. However, her mother forbids her from spells or potions until she’s eighteen, though the law states Mages can begin practicing magic on their sixteenth birthday.“Magnolia Opal, quit to...
“Dear You” by Everett Silvers
Dear You, I'm still mad at you. You should know that better than anyone. I inherited your temper and Dad's love for books and writing. You might wonder why I started my letter with 'Dear You' but you're smart, I got that from you, you'll be able to figure it out. I don't know if I'll be able to forgive you, and it's not like you'll write back or maybe even read this once you see the return addre...
“The Girl in the Glass” by Tatiana Olin
They keep telling me she isn’t real. My husband, my kids, the doctors. Especially the doctors. They keep telling me she isn’t real. But she’s all I see. She’s more real than the people here, than my own breath, than my existence. I lost her, but she never left. And if she isn’t all the places I never made it to, then she’s all of the paths that were taken from me when she went away. It’s been 6 years, 5 m...
“C-O-N-V-0-Y” by Jude S. Walko
Billy McCall had probably driven the 18-wheeled big rig down steep mountain roads like this one hundreds of times before, but something felt different about today. He couldn’t place his finger on it. It wasn’t mechanical, at least he had hoped not. It was more of an instinctual feeling, and he didn’t like it. He had gotten this feeling out of the blue, a few times in the past, during his nearly 40-year trucking career. It always turned out to be a bad thing. This time he had been coming over the steep passes and sha...
“Talking Cars” by Howard Halsall
On the final occasion we visited Dad in hospital our last conversation was about cars. Jimmy predicted a future with speaking navigation aids and the possibility of driverless vehicles. As he spouted forth, Dad’s face assumed a ruddy glow and his gnarly fingers curled into fists. Our father loved talking cars but talking about talking cars? Never. He’d married a forthright woman who could handle a map and gave adequate travel directions; a machine to replace her talents was inconceivable.“Just think, Dad,” I said. “A talking map co...
“The Confidence of a Cat ” by S. F. Brooke
Catrina Valeriz — Cat to friends and family — was not a very popular girl. At five foot ten she was a bit of an outcast height wise and to be honest she didn’t have much of a figure. She found that out soon enough when the girls at her middle school made fun of her skinny legs and her freckled face. It didn’t help that she had glasses either. Shooting up like a weed in fifth grade was mo...
“The Beauty We Refuse to See.” by Oluwadara Efunbote
When I say my family is weird, people simply say: "Brooke, don't say that, I'm sure your family are lovely people", or something along the lines of that.I just reply to them like: "nope, they are weird."They are all obsessed with something.My dad's life is all about healthy living, working out and vegetables. I was fine with it, until he started waking me up at four o clock in the morning to jog around the neighborhood!My mom; fashion. If you think that's not so bad, think again. The word "obsession" can't be u...
“Mirror, Mirror...” by Colin Devonshire
“Jen, your breakfast is ready. Do you want it down here, or shall I bring it up?” “Thanks, mum, can I eat it here?” Mrs Perks tightened her cheeks, forced her eyes to brighten. A thin smile battled its way across her mouth as she entered the girl’s bedroom. “Here we are, darling. Oh, you are not in bed?” The bed was patted firmly as the tray was slid across the bedside table. “Come on, Jen, aw...
“Happily Ever Avenged” by Kira Krieger
I had been out longer than I wanted. Than I promised. The city clock tower mocked me with the fact. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven! Eight! It was dark and cold. I tried to rush home as if it would give me back those two hours. Give those two hours back to my little sister who’s spent them alone. I walked faster with every shiver, risking making every slick spot into another delay, but it was worth ...
“A Time I Knew Myself” by Nicole Jasmine Stoffels
My mind is haunted by the image of myself in the mirror. Tears appear to be burning in my eyes. What is the source of my anguish? What have I done so wrong that I am subjected to such inhumane treatment? Nothing in my 18 years of life has been easy. Nothing has gotten to the point where I had to choose which worked best for me. The big day had arrived. The day I accepted my tragic fate.
“Vanity” by Jon Casper
Geoff was always a bit of a prankster, but he was my only buddy back in those days, so I gave him lots of leeway. Like my twenty-fifth birthday, for example. I was waiting for the punchline after tearing the wrapping paper off what appeared to be a large pane of framed glass.Geoff clapped me on the shoulder. “Happy birthday, man,” he said with an inscrutable look on his face.I turned my attention back to the gift. The perimeter of the glass was an ornate frame of some sort of dark wood, with intricate h...
“Red suitcase!” by La Reine Margot
`` `` `` `` `` `` `` `` `` Red Suite-case Chapter 1 ) ———————- Day 1: Slava - Is this place taken? please ? I asked the usual question. Nat- Never....she replies. Slava- Thank you. Silence ........... S— It is raining. N— Really? I haven't noticed. S —Are you reading a book in the rain? N —Yes.<...
“No Mirrors on the Wall” by Heather Mayson
The only evidence that there had ever been a mirror in her room was an empty frame hanging on the wall across from the window. Even the glass in the window had been removed so she could not see her reflection at night. She had been beautiful once, or so everyone told her, but she was ugly now. A bear attack had left her with a scar that stretched from above her right eye, across her nose, and ending below the left side o...
“Girlhood” by Katie Evans
In the stories we tell, the body is a place of violence. We don't think about that, do we? The wolf-man, great dark eyes like the ocean and snapping slashing snarling teeth. The grandmother in his stomach. The huntsman and his rough hands and rougher axe. Strings of severed hands cast around the statues as warnings. There is more, I think, for me. The body of the woman. I have Medusa's s...
“Mirror, Mirror” by Tommie Michele
Day 14: Entry 1 This is...what, my sixteenth plan in the course of two weeks? Maybe it’s the seventeenth. I’ve lost count, at this point. It doesn’t matter what number it is, though, because I can feel it. This is the idea. This one is going to work. A magic mirror. It sounded better in my head. Here’s the idea: I’ll use my extensive engineering and t...
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