Mirrors, by Mathias Jansson
Down the stairs, I went in a spiral.
Down to the dark cave furnished only with a mirror and a lectern.
In the ancient open book I could read words in a language not spoken since the beginning of time. The mirror’s surface trembled, and in the distance I could see a shadow approaching fast. The perspectives were perverted and the sight filled my mind with madness.
Before the abnormal creature stretched its tentacles outside the frame, I managed with my last sanity to throw the book in the mirror and shatter the glass.
Since that day, I fear mirrors.
Mathias Jansson is a Swedish art critic and horror poet. He has been published in magazines as The Horror Zine, Dark Eclipse, Schlock and The Sirens Call. He has also contributed to over 100 different horror anthologies from publishers as Horrified Press, James Ward Kirk Fiction, Source Point Press, Thirteen Press etc. Homepage: http://mathiasj ansson72.blogspot.se/ Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/ Mathias-Jansson/e/B00BTDBYBQ/r ef=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4?qid=13668 06658&sr=8-4
Posted on July 30, 2017, in Issue 20: The Mythos Planet and tagged dark, drabble, ezine, fiction, genre blender, H.P. Lovecraft, horror, Lovecraft, Mythos, space, The Were-Traveler. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.