What we Are


Copyright – Claire Fuller

If a mirror existed that showed us our reflection, not as we appear, but as we feel; a pure reflection of our souls; what would I look like in such a glass? A rumbling volcano? An explosion of raging lava at a word said in a misjudged time? A spluttering of ash at a phrase uttered in a misused tone? But I guess it would be a mild volcano; no Vesuvius.Β  Unsteady, yes, and explosive, but fading quickly; an Etna maybe.

You? What would your reflection be, my love? A statue made of marble, perhaps?

Emotionless, no explosions; cold to the touch, like marble?

All logic, no splutterings; clean and flawless, like marble?

For Friday Fictioneers.

24 comments on “What we Are

  1. This is beautiful Thank you.

    (A statute made of marble, perhaps? – statue is misspelled.)

  2. Sandra says:

    I don’t think they’re made for each other. This was a different take on the prompt.

  3. Brilliant. Absolutely love it.

  4. This is lovely. She’s really got the measure of her lover!
    How would my reflection be? That’s between the mirror and me (and NSA etc).

  5. Sandra, Good story and well written. It looks like opposites really attracted in that case. Good descriptions. πŸ™‚ —Susan

  6. Much as I get frustrated at the extent of my inner turmoil – outwardly hidden – I would rather feel, than feel nothing at all. Great story.

  7. Dear Sandra,

    Interesting analogies. A lovely piece of writing and food for thought.



  8. helenmidgley says:

    That was so cleverly done, great piece πŸ™‚

  9. Pratik Kirve says:

    Yes, no one is perfect..!! Flaws & irregularities in each make us different & unique.
    Brilliantly described!! πŸ™‚

  10. Nice contrast between these two. Good work!

  11. Nan Falkner says:

    Great story! Impressive. Thanks, Nan πŸ™‚

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