Monday, March 3, 2014

Mirror, Mirror...

since neuro may or may not have devoured my brain, I content myself with a chatterbox very nearly a snippet this month...but one that came directly to mind when I read Rachel's prompt, and one which I therefore had to put no work into. :P :) Hope you all are having a lovely March!

Contract to Time Travel
The door swung shut after him, and [he] felt the smile fall away from his face. He doubled over, pressing his hand hard against the place in his chest that hurt.
But what was the use in whimpering? Straightening with a wrench, he forced himself to his feet. There was a sink in the wall beside the door, and he went to it. The tall faucet opened with a creak, cool water spilling out and swirling down the drain.
Closing his eyes, he stuck his entire head into the stream, feeling the paint run from his face. He opened his mouth, drinking the cool water, before he straightened pushing the hair from his forehead with one hand and touching the side of the mirror, where the cleanser hung, with the other.
He glanced at himself in the mirror as he stripped off the black nail polish that marked him as an assassin. The paint was gone from his skin, except directly about his eyes, where the lines he had drawn earlier remained clearly in place. He let the water run over his fingertips, watched the polish blacken the sink, then disappear. It was gone. His hands were clean.
He lifted his gaze, searching the reflection of his own eyes in the tiny mirror, a darkness no water could wash away shadowing their suma-lined depths. Perhaps the future would be easier.
    But the past could not be erased.

3 thoughts shared:

Miss Melody Muffin said...


Jenny Freitag said...

Fantastic! Amazing narrative voice, tremendous force of delivery, a strong character even within so small a piece - your evocative touch is perfection. I loved it!

Katherine Sophia said...

You are magnificent, Melody. Thank you! :)

Having read The Shadow Things, Jenny, I take that as a compliment of the highest order...thank you for taking the time to make my day. XD


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