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Dark Mirror

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: House Of Ten Thousand Exotic Rooms
A book inspired by the images on the 'Dark Mirror' Oracle card deck by Lara Sava and Riccardo Minetti.
Cover design by Booksie member Fatal Exit

Table of Contents

1. The Fog

Submitted: January 22, 2019

1. The Fog. Living here, I have become quite used to the fog that will suddenly descend. It seems to appear from nowhere,... Read Chapter

2. I've Never Seen This Place Before

Submitted: January 22, 2019

2. I’ve Never Seen This Place Before. Tall wrought-iron gates stand in front of me. Even in the filaments of fog that s... Read Chapter

Triumph Of Lies

Submitted: January 22, 2019

  3. Triumph Of Lies. For a moment when I manage to reopen my eyes I don’t remember where I am. Even the fog i... Read Chapter

4. The Temple Of My Body

Submitted: January 22, 2019

  4. The Temple Of My Body Time is meaningless in the darkness. Too disorientated to stand, I sit, hugging my knee... Read Chapter

5. Obsession

Submitted: January 23, 2019

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Is This Me?

Submitted: January 26, 2019

6. Is This Me? The sudden disappearance sends me crashing to the ground. I can’t find the will or the strength to even si... Read Chapter

Gilded Regret

Submitted: January 27, 2019

7. Gilded Regret The fire seems to burn for ages in that mirror. I cannot feel its heat but also I cannot silence the screams that ... Read Chapter

Alone In The World

Submitted: January 29, 2019

  8. Alone In The World Instead of darkness the room, cell, whatever it is I’m in, is now flooded with bright light. Too... Read Chapter


Submitted: January 29, 2019

9. Sacrifice. The sense of isolation intensifies, magnified, maybe, by the fact that here I am indeed alone. Should I call out for he... Read Chapter

The Child I Was Meant To Be

Submitted: January 31, 2019

10. The Child I Was Meant To Be. Stunned. There is no other word to describe how I feel. I don’t want to look any more, do not wa... Read Chapter

Envious Gluttony

Submitted: January 31, 2019

11. Envious Gluttony Where did she go, the child I was or was meant to be. Lost amongst the scattered wishes and broken dreams, I f... Read Chapter

Colorless Angel

Submitted: February 01, 2019

12. Colorless Angel Its hands, or whatever they are, bang against the mirror, the claw-like nails screeching as they scratch against ... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 02, 2019

13. Addicted. I would have thought that by now I had become immune to the mirror’s shocks. I’d seen so much, so fast, that my min... Read Chapter

Artificial Heart

Submitted: February 03, 2019

14. Artificial Heart The horse picks up speed, pulls on that chain and that decaying angel is pulled by the neck to stumble and try t... Read Chapter

Blinded To Pain

Submitted: February 04, 2019

15. Blinded To Pain There is silence for a while, as I crouch down in agony. I try to reason with myself, tell myself it was not real... Read Chapter

Hiding Your True Self

Submitted: February 05, 2019

16. Hiding Your True Self Of course it is me in the mirror. Or at least a copy, a fake version. She does not seem to see the flies th... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 06, 2019

17. Masquerade I wait for something terrible to happen to the two women in front of me, but the picture seems to have become frozen. ... Read Chapter

Black Flower Fragrance

Submitted: February 07, 2019

18. Black Flower Fragrance. “You can’t be crying over him. Don Juan that he is. You are nothing to him other than a toy to amuse ... Read Chapter

Forgetting Oneself

Submitted: February 08, 2019

19. Forgetting Oneself “Go Black!” he repeats once more, but this time not shouting but with such force that his words reverberat... Read Chapter

20. Naked Before The Stars

Submitted: February 09, 2019

20. Naked Before The Stars. He....it....doesn’t let me plunge over the edge of the abyss but lets me hang on to the numbness. It is... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 10, 2019

21. Parasite. He laughs long and loud this time, relishing my reaction to the total ugliness in front of me, beside me, behind me. I ... Read Chapter

Downcast Pride

Submitted: February 11, 2019

22. Downcast Pride “How pitiful,” the voice says, without even a hint of compassion. And it is. What I am seeing in the mirro... Read Chapter

Bride In A Cage

Submitted: February 13, 2019

22. Bride In A Cage. It takes me a long time to recognize that the grey is darkening. It is a strange grey though, like a cloud tha... Read Chapter

I Won't Cry For You

Submitted: February 14, 2019

24. I Won’t Cry For You “You do not weep for her, then. That caged bride.” The voice sounds perplexed, had expected some kind o... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 14, 2019

25. Revenge Just before I black out, he, it, loosens his grip and flings me down towards the floor. I was not expecting it, was not p... Read Chapter

Queen Of My World

Submitted: February 16, 2019

26. Queen Of My World With a snap of his fingers she is gone, taking her swords with her. For a fleeting moment I had almost hoped th... Read Chapter

Fated To Suffer

Submitted: February 17, 2019

27. Fated To Suffer “Of course, that is just on interpretation of the image. You could still be Queen but have become somehow....lo... Read Chapter

Peaceful Among Thorns

Submitted: February 18, 2019

28. Peaceful Among Thorns He, it, does not say anything either. It stays completely silent as I stare at that image, trying to decide... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 19, 2019

29. Fragmentation It does not take me long to realize quite how right I am with those thoughts. He is going to exert his power and he... Read Chapter

Perchance To Dream

Submitted: February 20, 2019

Perchance To Dream Total sadness envelops me as I watch the weeping of the stone face. A single tear at a time runs down to fall, to ... Read Chapter

Anger And Chains

Submitted: February 21, 2019

31. Anger And Chains I refuse to open my eyes, to move in any way. Perhaps by staying completely still I’ll be able to re-establish... Read Chapter

Calling The Storm

Submitted: February 22, 2019

32. Calling The Storm I can bring a stop to this. I can end this torment right now. To hell with him and his visions, all of his sick... Read Chapter


Submitted: February 23, 2019

33. Atonement It comes to me, that storm, answers my call. Lightning slashes it’s way through the chamber, the cell or whatever it ... Read Chapter

Today For Tomorrow

Submitted: February 24, 2019

34. Today For Tomorrow I can’t bear it, what I have done. I collapse in on myself, try to make myself vanish. The view of the destr... Read Chapter

The Dark Mirror

Submitted: February 24, 2019

35. The Dark Mirror How can he know all this? It makes no sense. He is reading my mind but he could not have met her, my mother, she ... Read Chapter

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