The purpose of this post is to just write any and everything that may come to mind. All are welcome to read and even post their own short stories/poems/commentary!
- Reflection of the Soul -
I was born the first time you looked into a mirror, bound to you the very second your eyes met mine. When you're not around,I am plunged into cold darkness; unable to move or breathe until we're once more looking at each other. As you change, so too do I; my body shifting painfully to reflect even the tiniest difference in your appearance from the last time you saw me. I've shared every moment you have, even bump and bruise and sorrow and joy. I am the twin you never know you had, separated only by a thin sliver of glass; forever connected yet unable to interact even when I want to. I love you with my entire being, and when you take your last breath so too will I. That's why I wish I could talk to you... if only to warn you about the creature that's been watching you for the past few years. Every year it gets a little closer, a little more solid....I know you've noticed it even if you're not able to see it the way I can. The footsteps you hear following you when you're walking alone? The chill that runs up your spine? The shadow that you can see on the edge of your vision?
If I could only speak, only communicate for one second, I could tell you how to drive it away; how to cast it back into the abyss where it belongs. But I can only mimic what you do, forever unable to save you from a fate that happens to all of your kind.... eternally able to see it's grinning maw as it draws closer to you. That's not the worst part though... even if I were able to communicate, even if I were able to tell you how to destroy the being and free your race from its caress....I know you enough to know you would refuse. Refuse to turn and see the creature, to make the deal that would allow me to drag the creature into my prison while setting myself free. Because like how I know you, you know me... and you know, no matter how much you may ignore it, that no matter how horrible that Specter of Death is... I'm worse.
Edited By Rylminah on 2/10/2019 at 11:23 PM.
Warden of Umbra
Posted: 2/11/2019 at 12:44 AM
I love that dark twist near the end, it really makes you look back and reread the entire thing again.
Edited By Paradoxic on 2/11/2019 at 12:45 AM.
Posted: 2/11/2019 at 12:49 AM
<3 Glad you liked it! I love things that make you go back and take a closer look before the full picture is revealed!
Warden of Umbra
Posted: 2/11/2019 at 9:35 AM
:o I love it
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