Challenge – A story in less than 100 words

Today our challenger is writer Jayne Curtis with her story,  ‘The Golden Gate’, written in less than 100 words.

The Golden Gate

‘Props Alice. Quickly girl. Signore Rossellini says we can use the artefacts gathering dust in the turret attic.’ Justin flounces away.

I hear Rossellini following me as I climb the creaking staircase and open the door. My reflection greets me. The dust almost makes me invisible. Saved by a crack of sunlight, I glint on the gold frame. I wipe dust off the mirror…

‘Oh.’ My hand disappears and I follow it.

*

‘Signore Rossellini?’ I gasp, falling through the mirror.

‘You’re back.’ He smiles. ‘How is the world?’

‘Wonderful.’

‘Si, it is. Isn’t it?’

‘Alice. Quickly girl,’ Justin calls.

 

 

99 words

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Ooh, I enjoyed that. Rather eerie don’t you think?

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