Friday, July 8, 2011

Facing Fears for Freaky Friday...Mirrors!

I can hear the jokes already. Why are you afraid of mirrors? Scared you'll crack the surface with that mug? Yup. I've heard them before. But, seriously, mirrors...are....CREEPY! I'm not worried about a hair out of place, or lipstick on my teeth, or any of that silliness. Nope. I'm nervous about seeing...something that doesn't belong, and I'm not talking about gray hairs.
Picture this for a moment...You wake up in the middle of the night. The clock glares back at you, a glowing digital red 3:00am. The room is pitch black. A nasty storm slams branches against your window. You crawl out of your bed swearing you heard a strange noise in the next room.You tiptoe across your bedroom floor careful not to make a sound. As you place your hand on the doorknob, a shadow slinks across your peripheral vision. You turn and catch your reflection in the mirror. And just beyond your reflection lies something else, something you can't name. Eeek! Freaky!
Even your reflection in the mirror is weird. I mean, think about it, you're staring at the inverse of yourself. Everything you see in the mirror is the exact opposite of you. It's like a pseudo you or an evil clone. Wahaahaa. Some of the most chilling horror stories utilize mirrors. Creatures coming out of mirrors, killers (whether human, ghost, demon or other) appearing in mirrors, possessed dead children seeking vengeance from mirrors, and my personal favorite - mirrors as doorways to an alternate universe. Apparently, there's even a 2008 horror movie with my favorite 24 hour hero, Keifer called, you guessed it, MIRRORS. *Note to self, rent movie.*
So, hey, go easy on me. I know it's a totally irrational fear. And I have gotten better. I use mirrors after all, just never in the dark while saying "Bloody Mary" or "Candyman" three times. Now it's your turn to spill. What's your fears? And have YOU faced them?


  1. Yes, you must rent MIRRORS....especially since you're a Keifer fan like me :)

    My fears? Not being able to obtain an agent with my latest MS. It'll the first, complete MS that I've wanted to get out there, so I'll be facing that fear soon. If it happens, then great! If not, then onto the next story in my head. :)

  2. LOL, I remember playing Bloody Mary when I was young! The mirror I much prefer is the Mirror of Erised. I guess it would show Melinda getting an agent. It would show me with a nice pair of fuzzy socks. :-) NOT!

    So Tina, next time you look in a mirror, maybe think of what your heart desires the most!