Freitag, 19. November 2010

Mirror Child

She knows that she is damaged, after all they've done to her. Like the puppet with one arm at the flea market, which no one wanted.

"I told you", her mother had said, "who wants a damaged toy?"

And now it's her no one wants. When people look into her eyes, they do not see their own, clear reflection. She's like a broken mirror. Shards everywhere, used to protect herself, to hurt. Their images are twisted, more true than reality, closer to themselves than their reflections.

They leave her alone, and finally she is safe.

Broken mirrors can do magic.


slommler hat gesagt…

This is very intriguing! Is this a real mirror or a unique child with magical properties? A broken mirror which reflects such fractured imagery can be quite disconcerting.

John Wiswell hat gesagt…

A broken mirror can reflect just one arm dozens of times. Soon she'll be handier than anyone else...

Anonym hat gesagt…

wow - brilliant, Diandra, just brilliant :)

Magaly Guerrero hat gesagt…

Wow lady, impressive; so much said in so few words. I'm always amazed and intrigued by your ability to expose the entrails of the human condition.