EDGES OF LIGHT outlined the mirror. Cracked on the inside, the gilt frame absorbed the sunlight leaking through the warped beams. Cobwebs clung to empty shelves and banisters. Heavy velvet curtains formed an alcove around the broken treasure. Wind moaned lowly outside, shaking the old stone and timber.
She lifted a candle to peer into the mirror’s depth. A split reflection in a sumptuous hall met her inspection.
Written: 4 February 2016
Inspired: old idea