Below is another short story titled, THE GILDED MIRROR. This one was inspired by my fear of mirrors doing things that mirrors ought not be doing. Enjoy.
THE GILDED MIRROR
By N. M. Carrara
She stared at the enormous mirror opposite her bridal bed, terrified. A wedding present from one of her new cousins-in-law, it took up most of the wall, was gilded and ornamented in the corners with actual rubies. Any modern-day socialite would kill to have a piece like this in her house. In fact, a replica of this particular mirror had recently graced the cover of one of the more prestigious home and garden magazines. But instead of dancing with delight at having such an enviable object in her new home, the no-longer-blushing bride stood frozen in silent horror in front of what she considered to be a monstrosity.
Any minute now her new husband would enter the bedroom, eager to consummate their marriage on their new king-size bed in their new master suite in their new house. The house was also a gift, given to them by her father and his third wife. Her husband had carried her over the threshold barely an hour ago. They had toured the Victorian-style mansion from the ground up. It was fully furnished with even more gifts from their relatives. Each room could have been on the cover of a magazine. Continue reading The Gilded Mirror: A Short Story