Looking Glass Lie

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic


The musings of an aged Alice

Submitted: June 08, 2018

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The time it came and went so quickly, and it was as if the golden watch piece the White Rabbit carried upon his waistcoat in all its magic, had jumped a decade in only one day. Perhaps that is why there is leap year, and the unexplained gap exists between things unseen.

The Alice of old, the one of childhood and youth, the girl of grinning cats and philosophizing caterpillars, never lingered long before the mirror, and she was quite certain that Wonderland lay behind it, and she had gone there, she had.

And what was discovered was frightening and fantastic, but upon returning home, all was much less than it had been. Realizing it was because of the wonders she had beheld, there inside the amazing realm, she understood, that comparison to then and now had caused reflection.

And one day at the age of eighty-nine, she stood for the longest time before the mirror which showed her that of an ordinary life. And what she met as she gazed, was an aging and wrinkled face, an Alice not wanted in Wonderland, or anywhere else much.

And the looking glass lie was met in speculation, found within her eyes. 


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