The Mirror (1 min read)

photo by Thomas Shellberg via Unsplash

They say abandoned houses recount their past in the darkness of night – at the wee hours; to be able to hear the faint murmurs, you’d have to overcome all the chaos within – the tiny voices of conscience, the little flames of vulnerability and the most crucial of all, fear.

I don’t quite get those bewildering words, given I’m just a 10 year-old; the reason today I’m here, in our old, abandoned house is to find out why my family left it – what story it has got to tell; Mom and Dad are indifferent to my curiosity – I don’t get why; so is my elder sister.

With all these thoughts running through my mind, I start ascending the stairs; my eyes have now acclimatized to the darkness; I miss playing, sitting on the landing of this switchback staircase; oh, there it is – the mirror, Mom’s favorite; she left this one too; I stop to have a look at it, rather at myself, but…

I can’t see myself in there – why is there no reflection?

Written by Chirasree Bose for Three Line Tales, Week 104

14 thoughts on “The Mirror (1 min read)

  1. So scary….yet I’m salivating for your next post that hopefully tells what happened next.

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  2. Wow! This is one of your best. Watch ‘Hum Kaun Hain’ starring Amitabh and Dimple, if you haven’t seen it yet.


    1. Will watch it for sure. Thank you 😊

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  3. More, more, more!!!😮😣

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  4. To be frank I am not a fan of ghost stories, but this one you deserve a thumps up madam. Brilliantly weaved story 🙂

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  5. That was a brilliant ghost story.

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