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A Girl & Another Girl

Competition Winner ADULT FAIRYTALE

Once there was a girl and a magic mirror. Only it wasn’t a mirror. It was another girl. But a girl who looked so like the first that no one could tell one from the other.

People always knew that one of us was the evil twin. Fortunately, no one could tell which. She was cool. I was weird. She was smiley. I was quiet. But good or evil? Who could be sure.

Once there was a girl and a magic mirror.

Only it wasn’t a mirror. It was a rock. But a rock so shiny, its surface worn by centuries of tides, rising and falling, slippery with seawater, that it looked like a mirror.

The Looking Glass Rock is at the foot of the cliff. We found it when we were little, playing on the beach near our house. We stood shoulder to shoulder and peered down.

I said, ‘Look! There’s four of us!’

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