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The Girl in the Mirror

April 16, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.

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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This article has 5 comments.

sasaga7 SILVER said...
on Nov. 5 2021 at 10:40 am
sasaga7 SILVER, Parsippany, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can't hear them anymore.

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
27 articles 0 photos 266 comments

Favorite Quote:
When people first meet me, they think I'm really shy, but by the time they get to know me they wonder how the illusion of shyness ever came around!

This is cool 🙃

on Apr. 20 2021 at 2:16 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 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