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An array of photo frames, were lined along the foyer. Family and individual portraits, all smiling, contented, filled with fun and frolic.
I could imagine every picture having an innate story. My eyes turned moist at the reflection of love, warmth and hope.

I was trapped in the trail, until I reached the last frame. It was intimidating.
A woman, her teal eyes were captivating.

I tried to decipher, every furrow buried deep, a mystery it holds and agony untold.

Do I know her? She does look dear, why cannot I remember?
I turned away from the mirror in vexation.

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    Christopher 11 months ago

    Wow. This is very powerful.

    (Should the word be "contented" in the first paragraph?)

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    VerityAlways 11 months ago

    Thanks Christopher, it is very moving.

    I'm going to drink more coffee now, will save me from being arrested by grammar police!

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    VerityAlways 11 months ago

    Changed them, thank you Christopher!

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    Neville Hunt 11 months ago

    Terrific! Powerful indeed, as Christopher has said. I love stories that involve mirrors and mirror image twins in particular. One of my darker short stories involves such a pair. Maybe I’ll see if I can convert it into a drabble series (if I can find it!).

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    Christopher 11 months ago

    You're welcome, Verity. I try to proofread everything before I post it but sometimes I miss things. Luckily Neville catches them and points out the ones I miss.

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    Neville Hunt 11 months ago

    Gulp! (Sorry if I offend!)

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    Christopher 10 months ago

    No, I appreciate it, as I hope Verity does when I do it to them!

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    VerityAlways 10 months ago

    Thank you Neville, looking forward for those dark ones!

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    VerityAlways 10 months ago

    I really appreciate it and am very grateful, Christopher.
    I do hope an extra ounce of coffee and proofread should help! ill keep my eyes open next time!

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