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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

The first thing she did was put in mirrors to open up the space.
“See,” she told him, “Look at how much bigger the rooms look now!”
Instead of looking he kept his eyes fixed on the T.V screen.
“The place looked big enough before,” he said. “Don’t see why it needs mirrors in every room now.”
She shook her head and dropped her hands to her hips, hammer still clutched loosly in the right.
“It’s called interior design,” she huffed. “Most people pay for someone’s help with it,”
“Oh trust me,” he mutter, “I think I’m going to.”


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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. I thought for sure it was going to be bang, bang, Maxwell’s (or Maxine’s) silver hammer coming down on his head. Glad it was only humorous!


  2. I liked the light tone. I have been reading a lot of heavy-emotionally laden flash fiction pieces so this was a breath of fresh air. It felt like stepping up and looking through the glass to see a normal couple having a normal moment. No murder, zombies or angry fights. Very nice.

  3. Carol. I’m afraid that if she gets him really angry, the mirror may be the first thing to go. I was also concerned about that hammer. Humorous and well written. 🙂 —Susan

    • “Don’t make her mad while she’s holding that hammer” should always be the number one rule in any relationship David. 😀 Thanks for commenting.

  4. Dear Carol, With a hammer in her hand he is mighty brave. Very well told and I’ve been there before – once I decided at 1 AM I wanted to wallpaper our bathroom and had it done when Mike woke up. Great story!
    Nan 🙂

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