Short Stories & Flash Fiction
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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 trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. 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. 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 poem ‘Sunsets’ was 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. More recently 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 here on Writing and Works.

40 Comments

  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!

    janet

  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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