This week, our Sunday Scribblings prompt is Mirror. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…

He told himself he couldn’t have seen what he thought he saw. He was just tired. But he couldn’t shake the eerie feeling that… yeah… it had happened.

Joe woke up, angry at the obnoxious sound of his alarm clock as usual. He shuffled his way to the bathroom as he started to wake up and begin his morning routine.

His vision was a little blurry as he gave himself a look in the mirror, then leaned down to splash some cold water on his face. Straightening back up, he opened the cabinet to grab his toothbrush and toothpaste and began brushing his taste in a solid attempt to rid himself of the horrendous taste of his morning breath.

Bending closer to the sink, he spat out the mess of toothpaste in his mouth. In his periphery, he could have sworn he noticed that his reflection had not followed him down.

But that’s impossible… right?

Standing up once more, Joe stared more intently at his reflection in the mirror. Seeing nothing out of the ordinary, he convinced himself that it was just his sleepy imagination playing tricks on him.

Then, as he turned away to leave the bathroom, he thought he saw his reflection remain still, unmoving, watching him as he walked away.

Joe shook his head and quickly turned back to the mirror. Again, he saw nothing out of the ordinary. So he decided to lean closer, staring himself in the eye.

He could feel his face contort in an expression that was a mixture of anger and confusion. But then he watched his own face slowly smile back at him.

Thanks to everyone who participated this week and shared your links! Please visit their blogs, give them a follow, and take a look at how they interpreted the prompt.

  1. Catherine
  2. Gigglingfattie
  3. Authoress51

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for the next Sunday Scribblings prompt! Encourage other bloggers to challenge themselves with the prompt!

Feature Photo by Fares Hamouche on Unsplash


8 thoughts on “Mirror

  1. I love it. It leaves us to imagine the rest of your story with our own twisted minds. If that makes sense.
    What I like about this prompt challenge – even if I don’t participate every week, is that there are such different interpretations. xx

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    • That’s what I always loved about the original Sunday Scribblings back in the day. Some people went with poetry, others wrote essays, some went with fiction. There are so many ways that individuals can look at a single word and just come away with infinite possibilities.


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