What the Mirrors Keep @ Acidic Fiction

My short story, “What the Mirrors Keep,” is over at Acidic Fiction today. Paul thought he was happy- the perfect house, perfect wife, perfect kids, but everyone knows, nothing is ever perfect. Here’s a short excerpt:

Over the next few weeks, I strived to rekindle my father-son bond with Luke. He never discussed the mirrors with me, and I didn’t want to bring up anything that might jeopardize our rocky relationship.

Still, at night, just before dozing off in those weightless spaces of pre-sleep, I knew something was amiss with Janelle, a feeling that deepened each day. Madeline, too. A mark on their souls, maybe, and for the first time, I began to see things from Ted’s perspective, noticing the dark side of Janelle she concealed from the rest of the world.

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3 thoughts on “What the Mirrors Keep @ Acidic Fiction”

  1. Great story, Erin. I like the way this is grounded solidly in the relationships before it starts going into the unknown. Also, the “us vs them” within a single family is a terrific (if terrible) dynamic that keeps this very tense.


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