30/08/2018

VANITY, THY NAME IS WOMAN

VANITY, THY NAME IS WOMAN


Sadie can’t pass a mirror without stopping to gaze at her reflection.
“You’re vain,” I tease her, but it’s more than vanity, it’s obsession.
First thing you see when you walk into her house is a full-length image of yourself. They’re everywhere – plain mirrors, ornate, large and small. No pictures, just mirrors.

Anyhow, I hadn’t seen Sadie for a week so I called round and let myself in. No sign of her, but all those mirrors spooked me.
As I opened the front door I spotted Sadie waving at me - from behind the hall mirror.
I slammed the door and ran.
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My house is full of mirrors too - perhaps that's why I had to write a story despite being in the throes of moving house! The two men with a van arrive at 8.30 tomorrow morning to move our furniture 50 yards along the road, and we've spent the past few weeks renovating the new cottage. Well, not new, about 150 years old, but it's new to us! And the past few days have been spent shifting boxes of books, clothes and kitchen stuff, and all the cr*p we've accumulated in three years of living here. 
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers - please forgive me if I fail to comment on your blog - I am by no means certain the internet will move as quickly as we will!

33 comments:

  1. The mirror finally swallowed her! Nice spooky ending. Good luck with the move.

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  2. Ah jeez... to be expected - to become one with what she most wanted...
    Eesh...

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  3. Well, she at least waved. Some people...

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  4. Ooh! She was behind the reflective glass, not just peeping out from behind the mirror. I love an unexpected ending!!

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  5. Now that's what I call an image makeover.

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  6. Now she's literally in the mirror. Fun story. Jilly, Sugar on the Bee.

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  7. She was behind the mirror. So she was not vain.

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    1. But it was vanity that took her there.

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  8. Dear Liz,

    Guess you could say that Sadie's a reflection of her former self. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Guess you could! Sorry my presence is limited this week - we moved home yesterday!

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  9. I think running as fast as he could was a very wise choice :)

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  10. Scary indeed. Good luck with the move.

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  11. Cool story.
    So you are only moving 50 yards away?
    Is that a permanent move?

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    1. Yes, it's a cottage owned by a local charity, for local people who need a spot of help. Ours at low rent till we're carried out! 😁

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  12. What a way to go. I wonder how many centuries she'll be trapped inside the mirror. At least she won't age--and maybe that's the idea.

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  13. Vanity will swallow you whole... remember Narcissus...

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    1. Poor lady - doomed from birth to be too beautiful for his own good. Not a problem i suffer from 🙁

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  14. i could sense sadie will be haunting the place for sometime until she learns to let go.

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