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The Girl in the Mirror

April 16, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


Lenore woke up in a mirror from the twisted spirals of her mind. Hexagons and flowers faded into the general background of the hospital: air conditioners, white mattresses, coloring sheets, trash TV, pill bottles. “Where are my pills?” Lenore asked, but no one heard because she was just a mirror. The dizziness increased, only adding to the horror.

How did I end up in this mirror, frozen and lonely?

She recalled a crash, through tunnels of memories. Burnt metal. Fire. Sirens. And that was it. Lights-out. A do-over. Lenore’s true nature must come out. And now she was trapped—she was a wall of glass.


The author's comments:

This is not going to be a full-length tale--it's a creative writing exercise designed to create a mood of horror and suspense and imagination.


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sasaga7 GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2021 at 10:40 am
sasaga7 GOLD, Parsippany, New Jersey
10 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
trust yourself, believe yourself, and watch yourself grow

Wow wow wow wow wow!! Beautifully written

on Oct. 4 2021 at 6:21 am
khrishakramanathan GOLD, Mumbai, Other
13 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is a boomerang. It's up to you whether this intimidates you or empowers you.

you're an incredible writer

on Aug. 3 2021 at 2:03 pm
CrazyCatLady6 GOLD, New Radnor, Other
16 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There would be no shadows if the sun were not shining"

This is so twisty... I LUV IT ❤️

on Jul. 27 2021 at 6:03 am
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
26 articles 0 photos 272 comments

Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

This is cool 🙃

on Apr. 20 2021 at 2:16 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

oh, now im braining crazy backround explinations