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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 J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. 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. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


    • Thank you Rochelle, it seems humor has been taking over in my fiction as of late. That might be a good thing for now though. 😀

    • I’m glad. I think my mother also appreicates the lighter tone my writing has take recently, she claims that it makes her worry less.

  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. shanx says

    haha! A good one. I was expecting lot of action from hammer but a good end 🙂

  3. 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.

    • I love murder, zombies and angry fights as much as the next writer but you’re quite right, sometimes it’s nice to work with lighter words.

  4. 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

  5. I was thinking the same as Doug. Don’t make her mad while she’s holding that hammer. 🙂 Doesn’t sound like he appreciates her.

    • “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.

  6. 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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