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Beyond the Shattered Mirror

By RAJA FAISAL SHAHZADPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Photo by Tuva Mathilde Løland on Unsplash


The small town of Millfield had always been shrouded in a sense of mystery and unease. Situated on the outskirts of a dense forest, it was rumored to be home to all manner of strange creatures and supernatural forces.

The locals had grown up hearing stories of the broken mirror in the old, abandoned house at the edge of town. It was said that if you looked into the mirror, you would see the faces of the dead staring back at you.

Over the years, the town had been plagued by a series of strange disappearances. People would vanish without a trace, leaving behind nothing but their empty homes and a sense of fear.

As the years went by, the broken mirror became the focus of the town's collective fear. Nobody knew how it had come to be shattered, but everyone believed that it was the source of the strange occurrences that plagued Millfield.

Despite the rumors, nobody had ever ventured into the old house to investigate. The stories were enough to keep even the bravest of souls away.

That is, until one fateful night.

A group of teenagers, emboldened by the thrill of adventure, decided to break into the old house and see for themselves what lay beyond the shattered mirror.

They made their way through the overgrown garden, pushing aside brambles and weeds as they went. The front door of the house was boarded up, but they found a window that had been left unlocked.

One by one, they climbed through the window and into the darkened interior of the house. The air was thick with the scent of mold and decay, and every floorboard creaked beneath their feet.

As they made their way deeper into the house, they came upon a room that was filled with old furniture and broken objects. In the center of the room stood the broken mirror, its shards glinting in the moonlight that filtered in through a crack in the ceiling.

The group huddled together nervously as they gazed at the mirror. It was shattered into a million pieces, but even the fragments seemed to radiate a strange energy.

One of the teenagers, a brave girl named Lily, stepped closer to the mirror to get a better look. She was the only one in the group who had never felt the fear that the rest of the town associated with the broken mirror.

As she approached the mirror, she saw that the faces of the dead were indeed staring back at her. They seemed to be beckoning her closer, inviting her to enter their world.

Suddenly, Lily felt a cold breath on the back of her neck. She turned around to find that the rest of the group had disappeared.

Panic rising in her chest, Lily tried to run towards the door, but her feet wouldn't budge. She was trapped in the room with the broken mirror, and she knew she was not alone.

As she stared into the shattered pieces of glass, she saw the faces of the dead staring back at her. Their eyes were hollow and empty, but they seemed to be trying to communicate something to her.

Lily screamed and tried to break away from the mirror's hold, but it was too strong. The faces grew more and more aggressive, and she could feel their cold breath on her skin.

In a moment of desperation, Lily closed her eyes and whispered a prayer. When she opened them again, the faces had vanished. The mirror was still broken, but the energy had dissipated.

Shaken and terrified, Lily ran out of the old house and never looked back. She never spoke of her experience to anyone, but she knew that the broken mirror was not just a legend. It was a doorway to.


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As a story writer, I have a talent for crafting compelling narratives that captivate readers and transport them to different worlds. I possess a creative mind and a vivid imagination, which allow me to dream up unique.

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