She is not her

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

My first short story

A middle aged woman in suburbia having a conversation with another woman in the living room.  The conversation seems a bit one sided but not unpleasant.  A young girl enters the room and tells the first woman "she is not her" referring to the other woman.  The 1st woman replies with an amused smile "if she's not her then who is she?"  The young girl replies frankly "she's me".  At this point the first woman has a small hallucination as a water ripple seemingly washes over the young girl.  The 1st woman thinks she must be tired or dizzy but pretends as if the visual had not occurred, she then replies, a little less amused and more curious, "if she is you, then who are you?".  The little girl, without batting an eye lash says "I'm you".  The first woman's hallucinations intensify as water ripples start to wash over the young girl again and flashbacks of an old, dimly lit shack surround her.  Flickering off and on like a failing light switch.  The 1st woman's mind spins as reality's grip begins to loosen.  The shack surrounding her becomes more vivid and more ghastly, solidifying in reality.  Blood covers the walls and floors,  there is a dead body across from the first woman where the other woman had been and she realizes that she is staring at her own reflection in a rippling pool of blood on the floor...


Submitted: May 03, 2016

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