Author’s note: This is something I’ve been jiggling. The object may still change, but the reaction won’t. I want it short and sharp.
“I hated it with a passion reserved only for the worst of things.”
“It must have been terrible to behold.”
“It was. I couldn’t bear to look upon it. No light did it justice, no darkness hid its truths. There was no escaping the inescapable.”
“But what was this demon, this monstrosity?”
“It was a mirror, Charles. It was me.”