Flash Fiction #19








A Mere Reflection

One of the reasons he had bought this house was the beautiful, big, gilt-framed mirror in the main bathroom.  It was really a “Lady’s Mirror,” but he liked it.

Every time he came in, he stopped and stared into it; not from ego, he didn’t frighten small children, but he was far from handsome.  It was as if he was staring into a different world.

Suddenly, yesterday, he found himself staring out.  How could that possibly happen?  His sister came in and looked around.  He shouted, but she left.  Could no-one see him?  How was he going to get out?


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site, and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story



35 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #19

  1. Oh my!! like the Twilight Zone!! very well penned!!


  2. BrainRants says:

    Creepy, Archon. Good work.


  3. Great creepy story.


  4. aFrankAngle says:

    A sense of creepy and the above Twilight Zone references are perfect.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Archon's Den says:

      Perhaps, but we need Cliff’s Notes to understand Lewis Carroll, or perhaps not – eat this, drink that, smoke this stuff. If he published today, the DEA would be his most attentive customer. 😕


  5. I would love to hear what happens next! Very interesting story, well done 🙂


  6. draliman says:

    Oops, not just any old mirror, then. I’d also like to know what happens next. I wonder if he can move around in there or if he’s completely trapped?
    Nice story!


    • Archon's Den says:

      Yeaah, he can’t be the only one trapped in there. Apparently a bachelor (only his sister searched for him), perhaps he could find a mirror-image girlfriend in there, if he walks around the horses.


  7. Sorchia D says:

    Looking out or looking in–hard to tell sometimes. Sounds like it could be the beginning of an interesting day.


  8. Dear Archon,

    Your story reflects creepiness at its finest. Helluva predicament. Well done.




  9. As our old daughter once famously said, “I never had a problem like that before.” I like the way you used the title to reflect (ha, ha) what was happening in the story. Not sure I want to go into the bathroom now.



  10. Hmm, break the mirror? That might either free him or kill him.


  11. The magic of mirrors. I love it. Well done.


  12. What a bad place to be! So much for looking into and admiring the mirror.


  13. Archon, Those mirrors this week are tricky. Good story and well written. 🙂 —Susan


    • Archon's Den says:

      They’re tricky all the time. A handsome young lad like me walks in, and the mirror shows some chubby, dumpy, old dude. It’s not fair, I tell you!

      Did I remember to access your story this week? Or was I too busy looking in the mirror? 😕


  14. cyanwrites says:

    *This* is what the button does :p


  15. Great twist. You’re definitely on a roll with the flashes…


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