Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ominous Reflections

Janx groaned mentally, wondering if whatever nastiness Gunther and the Council inquisitors had planned for him was preferable to this awkward encounter. It had to be.

Talanda rose, shaking her head, “Oh Janx, you reprehensible toad! As delightful as it might be to spend the afternoon berating you for being the same unmitigated bastard you’ve always been, that can wait. I brought you this. Use it in good health and I will see you again...soon.” She tossed an object to the dockside and walked away, muttering. 

Janx abandoned his piscine form and picked up the object. It was a portable variable aperture locational displacement device, commonly known as a “magic mirror”. Kneeling at the water’s edge, he dialed it on, expanding its focus. It was exactly what he’d need to find the missing Council members. How Talanda had found him or known his need, he did not dare to contemplate.

This story was written for the weekly Visual Dare flash fiction prompt: mirror. As a personal challenge, I have been stringing the prompts from week to week into an ongoing story. This marks the ninth such and previous installments may be found here

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