Basilisk

You're a collector, isn't that what you said? I collect girls, pretty girls, I put them in a box, just to look at. You said there were dozens that you'd snatched over the years; I wondered why there weren't any screams or whimpers or panicked whispers, but having seen the statues, now I know.

They had to be pretty, right? They had to be pretty for you, that's why the mirror. You had to have them doll themselves up. Did any of them try this trick before me? How many got close?

Well now you're part of your collection. Enjoy.

23 comments:

  1. Oh... Dark and scary this one. I like!

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  2. rather frightening and dark. well done!

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  3. Dark is the word of the day for this one. It's hard not to go to dark places with it. Good write.

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  4. Good writing one could take this on the dark side, or a comic muse!

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  5. Never trust a mirror, David. Not totally. I liked this very much. You've a knack of saying so much in fairly succinct posts. What's the secret?!

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    1. I don't know that there's a secret... I just think writing drabbles for so long has taught me the elegance of economy. Or at least given me a glimpse at it. :)

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  6. Brings to mind Fowles' The Collector...

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    1. There was a movie I was thinking of, but I can't recall the title. I want to say it had Ashley Judd in it? Funny thing is, the subject looks like Asia Argento

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