Once a week I’ll be posting an image and asking you to provide your own original work in the comments that follow a set of rules. This week: Challenge yourself by telling me a 100-200 word story about this photo. Any story line, any genre. Post your stories in the comment section below. I’m interested to see what you come up with!
She stood before the mirror, her demons swirling around her. She was done being weak. No longer would she let the pain, the poor choices, the bad memories be a part of her. She brought the knife to the glass, pressing until cracks appeared, listening to the sound so similar to ice cracking across the lake outside her window. This time she would be stronger. She would win. She raised the knife and slowly stabbed at the glass, watching pieces of herself and her life fall around her and shatter at her feet. The demons around her screamed, becoming more and more difficult to make out. They escaped on her breath with her screams; they fell to the floor inside her tears. “Let me go,” she sobbed. “Please just let me go.”