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I stare at my face in the mirror and I can’t be sure that it’s really me. My eyes are hunted and bruised from nights of disturbed sleep. A dread has stalked my dreams, twisting them into nightmares that linger even in dawn’s embrace.

In the mirror I glimpse a malformed shadow lurking behind me, its touch is cold upon my skin and fills me with terror. My will fails and I fall into the mirror, my final scream frozen in glass.

I gaze at my reflection and admire my new face, I think I’ll wear it for a while.

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    Frenchie almost 5 years ago

    Sounds and looks a bit like me right now :-)

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    K.Z. Morano almost 5 years ago

    creepy and wonderfully written

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    Michael Brookes almost 5 years ago

    Thanks to you both!

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    Bryan Thomas almost 5 years ago

    Ditto to what K.Z. said!

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    Horrorshow over 4 years ago

    Excellent stuff, Michael plus I'd just like to say thank you. I found drablr.com because of your posts on Goodreads and as such, I'm in your debt. :-)

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    Michael Brookes over 4 years ago

    No problem :-)

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