Picture it & Write 7-25-12

Posted: July 26, 2012 in short stories, Uncategorized, writing
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This is my entry to the Picture it and Write exercise. You can read all the entries or submit one of your own at http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/__picture-it-write-35/

Here is the photo prompt, and my story.

The murky alley looked fuzzy and far away as she gazed through the liquid mercury, watching unwary people go about their day, but she knew this was her world, the one her family lived in. Feeling trapped behind the mirror she touched its surface, finding it fluid and warm. Pushing forward she held her breath as the silver liquid caressed her body. With a gasp she opened her eyes, realizing she was breathing real air, standing on familiar, solid ground.

The first sound she heard was Mr. Fritz telling his boy to sweep the store before he went out to play. She didn’t know where she had gone, or how long she was gone, but she knew she never wanted to leave her own world again. What was behind that mirror was terrifying and evil. Turning back she picked up a trash can and smashed the mirror to pieces before going home to hug her mother.

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Comments
  1. Anne Schilde says:

    At first, I thought the reflection was sneaking out of the mirror when no one was looking. I liked the mirror being in a murky alley. It was mysterious.

  2. Ermilia says:

    I like that the story had the mirror represented negatively. It was a nice change and I liked how the girl destroyed the mirror at the end as well. Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write! 🙂

    – Ermisenda

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