Flash: A Reflective Woman (Reflections Part 1)

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“This one’s cute.” I whisper, glancing sideways at my reflection.

She meets my eyes, a small smile touching her lips; I can hear her almost say, “Click it.”

So, I do.

We had been at it for half the night and all of the dawn early hours waiting for the main system to completely reboot without crashing, taking breaks between fixes, patches, and prayers to fix our lives.

We had been alone way too long. Satisfied that our newest attempt at finding a satisfying plug-in for the home has been accomplished, I snap the laptop close and watch through the glass walls as the last of the red lights switch blue and give my other self a high five, our hands perfectly mirror-matched.


In time for the morning coffee crowd.

I tap on the glass, and my reflection adjusts to show the dark circles under my eyes and the gravity of sleep pulling at my cheeks. Can’t look too fresh, otherwise there would be questions.

(words 166 – first published 10/10/2022 – from a picture prompt for a Facebook writing group. Aim is about 50 words)

Reflections Series

  1. A Reflective Woman (10/30/22)
  2. Dual Impressions (11/6/22)

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