In The Mirror


Normally you sleep soundly, but the thunderstorm raging outside is stirring you from your sleep. You begin to doze, then another crash jolts you awake. The cycle lasts most of the night. So you lay there, eyes open and outward, looking at your room stretching out before you in oblong shadows. Your eyes move from nameless object, to object, until you reach your mirror, sitting adjacent to you across the room.

Suddenly a flash of lighting, and the mirror flickers in illumination. For a scant second the mirror revels to you dozens of faces, silhouettes within its frame, mouths open and eyes blackened. They stare out at you, their black pupils fixed upon your face.

Then it is done. Are you sure of what you have seen? Unsettled, you don’t sleep for the rest of the evening. The next morning you remove the mirror from your wall and toss it in the trash. It didn’t matter if the vision you had seen was of truth or falsehood, you wanted to be rid of that mirror. In fact, you scrap every mirror in your house.

Weeks pass and the event of that night falls into passive memory. You are spending the day at a friend’s house and it’s time to use the bathroom. While you are in there the faucet starts to run without you prompting it. Taken aback by this, you do not yet act, trying to reason with your paranoia in your mind. The water starts to steam and a skin of moisture covers the mirror up above. You’re watching intently as words form:

“Please return the mirrors. We miss watching you sleep at night.”

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  • Commented on June 13, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Old pasta from the original site but one i enjoy.

  • Commented on July 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Nooooooo whyy

  • Commented on October 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Muah ha ha ha harrrrrrrr.

  • Commented on October 19, 2013 at 1:25 am

    It’s a good thing I never look at my mirror this creeped me out a little

  • Commented on October 27, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I have mirror at the end of my bed. It’s funny because, every time I look in it I see a flicker of movement darting behind me.

  • Commented on December 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    this is oddly cute.

  • Commented on January 2, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    And I have a HUGE mirror to the left of my bed….I’m already frightened by mirrors….. Now it’s with more reason…. I hope I’m not the only one who sees many things though their mirror that would be better left forgotten…

  • Commented on January 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm


  • Commented on March 18, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Whats a mirrior

  • Commented on March 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    This has brung back a memory about an over large handprint that was always on my mirror. No matter how many times I cleaned it.

  • Commented on January 5, 2015 at 4:11 am

    I think the things are cute, whoever they are, they don’t seem violent, so watch me sleep, I would say. I’d rater have people staring at me as I sleep than people attacking me

  • Commented on February 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Wow 😛 That was unexpected

  • Commented on April 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I wanted more, but was still satisfied with the vagueness at the same time. Enjoyed the closing.

  • Commented on April 8, 2015 at 4:02 am

    Lol they asked for the mirrors to return so nicely it brightened my mood good job.

  • Mim
    Commented on April 9, 2015 at 10:33 am

    AAARRRRGGGHHH I’m so mad – I wrote a pasta with this same name and I had to change it!

    BTW aw, you asked so nicely, sure you can have the mirror back!

    Commented on April 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Whoa, I two mirrors in my bed room, and that just scares the living crap out of me.

  • Commented on May 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I never look into mirrors at night, this was really creepy, but hey, they seemed like benevolent forces, sure, put the mirror back

  • Commented on May 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Pretty good for a tiny pasta.

  • ana
    Commented on May 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    you shouldn’t put mirror near your bed or sleep on a place where mirror facing you it’s not good it suck out your light out and bring nightmares

  • Commented on June 19, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Wooooo, that was good! 9/10 breads.

  • Commented on June 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    That was good.

  • Commented on July 8, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    dude im afraid of mirrors, you’ll almost never see me near it but now I’m gonna do the same, throw all my mirrors away even if my mom kills me.

  • Commented on August 10, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    love it , good thing I don’t have mirrors in my room

  • Commented on October 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    great. 10/10

  • Commented on December 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Watching me masturbate through a mirror you mean?

  • Commented on December 12, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Well written. Cute twist.

  • Commented on January 3, 2016 at 12:27 am

    This was great, and to be honest you even feel bad for the aparations he saw in the mirror, or whatever they were, they seem greatly interested in watching him sleep, if that’s the best thing they have for entertainment no wonder they want the mirror’s back on the wall.

  • Commented on January 7, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Disturbingly brilliant!

  • Commented on February 1, 2016 at 3:47 am

    love the twist in the end. enjoyed it. 10/10

  • ?
    Commented on February 25, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I am so genius, that I not only read this at night, but I also have a massive mirror at the side of my bed….and there’s a storm outside. 11/10 I won’t sleep all night.

  • Commented on February 25, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Nice idea like it a lot but u had some typos… better than what I can do…pls write more

  • Commented on March 8, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Well then…I’ll just replace that mirror back into my room then…

  • Commented on May 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I love this. Its cute how they as for it back, like they want some reach of the world they are barred from. Its beautifully written. I love how they scare the narrator and they follow her like she is the only person they have

  • Commented on June 1, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Every time when I look in the mirror
    All these lines on my face getting clearer
    The past is gone
    It went by, like dusk to dawn
    Isn’t that the way
    Everybody’s got the dues in life to pay

  • Commented on June 1, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    @OmniscientStalker I once read a story about how maybe mirrors are portals, and your reflection is the only thing blocking you from getting to the other side. As if your reflection knows that things are worse on the other side, and is just trying to protect you. Just a thought. 🙂

  • Commented on June 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

    You’ve made me more scared of mirrors now, thanks a lot asshole! 😀

  • Commented on June 16, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    so great story and i read it. i have a mirror in my room oposite my bed in my room ill stare at it untill middnight now thanks for great story.

  • Alana
    Commented on August 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

    If they removed all the mirrors in the house, why is there still a mirror above the sink?? Not scary at all.

  • Commented on September 2, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Don”t worry. I didn’t plan on sleeping tonight anyway :/

  • Commented on December 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Well, if this is true you’re not the only one who sees things in their mirrors…

  • Commented on December 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Well, if this is true, then you aren’t the only one who sees beings/entities/creatures in the mirror…

  • Commented on March 15, 2017 at 5:10 am

    I’m so glad I don’t have a mirror in my room…phew! Hahaha!

  • SomethingCool
    Commented on November 30, 2017 at 6:07 am

    i loved this. they asked so nicely it was cute. yes you may have the mirrors back and i will be adding ten more.

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