The New Mirror (flash fiction)


The New Mirror


I found a cheap mirror at the local store today and brought it home. I put it up in the bathroom as I thought the room needed to have a mirror. I reflected that it’s rather strange to have two women living in a house together and yet have no mirror anywhere. If I want to look at myself I have to use my compact or a DVD, while Astrid doesn’t seem to care. She always looks good anyway.

Once I heard Astrid finally appear, I showed her the new mirror in the bathroom. She smiled at me. I looked at both of us together in it, but I could only see my own reflection, even though Astrid was standing right behind me…

“Astrid my love?” I asked with a hint of concern in my voice.

“Yes my darling?”

“How come I can’t see you in the mirror?”

“Because I’m a vampire, my sweet.” She replied.

I swung round to face her. She was smiling at me. She opened her mouth and I could see her long sharp fangs. I backed away from her.

“How come I didn’t know this?” I asked as I watched her slowly advance towards me.

“Because I feed on you every night, and then erase your memory. This isn’t even the first mirror you’ve bought.” She picked up the mirror and dropped it on the ground. It shattered into tiny pieces. “Each time I destroy it, and then make you forget.”

“Not this time!” I said as I pushed past her and ran for the front door, but when I got to it she was already there.

“There is nothing you can do, my darling. I’ll erase your memory and you will forget all this happened, and we’ll be happy again.” She said advancing on me purposefully. I backed away from her, until I hit the wall. She came right up to me. Her eyes…

She has the most beautiful eyes.



Joanne Fisher



This is a story I wrote a couple of years ago. I decided to revise and republish it.



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