The following flash fiction story is my response to the Sandbox Writing Challenge 2018 — Exercise 1 where the spelunking in the Cave of my Soul expert Impromptu Promptings encouraged us to:
“You find yourself in a quiet room looking at your reflection in this beautiful old mirror. What do you see? Is there anything in particular you like about yourself? Is there anything you don’t like? Tell us about it.”
I hope you enjoy my playfulness and my creative energy doesn’t crack anything.
Kelvin M. Knight
Mirror, mirror, on this wall, you see everything, you see all.
You see him. You see her. The way she melts into him. The way his strong arms envelope her. She fits within him. He fits within her. She feels at peace in his presence. He feels hopeful in hers.
Enjoying this peacefulness and hopefulness, you find yourself lost in their embrace. The way she adores him blossoms on her cheeks and on her lips, like forever flowers. The way he adores her shines in his eyes, even though his eyelids are closed.
You know there is nothing she does not accept about him, and nothing he does not accept about her. Before you, their love is unmasked, authentic. There is nothing they wouldn’t do for one another, in this snatched moment or the next. You see this as a bright light rippling before you, before fading behind you. Fading yet no less strong. Strong as their song echoing inside you. Her sweetly sung words for him. His heartfelt melodies for her. And your reflections for them, always.