The Face in the Mirror, Chapter Four
Published Nov 25, 2009

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Welcome to the final chapter in the tortuous day Alex has endured. Let's see what happens to her this evening, shall we?

Welcome to the final chapter in the tortuous day Alex has endured. Let's see what happens to her this evening, shall we? Alex tried to control her sudden terror. Why was she so afraid of something so silly? More importantly, when would Beau arrive? Alex called Corrine and told her, "I don't want you to worry, I'm going to turn off the phones." "I'd like to spend alone time with Beau when he comes," Alex said, "and I want to avoid that psycho that keeps calling me." Alex bid her friends a happy evening and hung up the phone. As she made her way through the house turning off phones, Alex couldn't help but feel a mixture of amusement and relief. She knew Beau would appreciate private time together after being apart. Alex tried to keep her fears down and her humor up. But she couldn't bring herself to look into the mirror when she turned off her extra cell phone. Alex laughed nervously. She was so tired, but she didn't want to go to go to bed alone. Alex heard the sound of a car pulling into the driveway. She felt comforted knowing she and Beau would be able to enjoy a peaceful evening together. When Beau walked in the house, he knew instantly that Alex was upset about something. At first Alex couldn't find a way to tell him of what had happened to her nor how deeply she had been affected. Alex could only whisper as she held him, "I missed you more than I can say!" But looking into Beau's compassionate eyes, she found her reticence melting away. Alex tried to ask about his weekend, but Beau quickly brushed aside her questions. Forced to tell him about the phone calls, Alex once again relived the panic she had felt when hearing that acerbic voice. Beau tried to reassure her, "Honey, your friends are right. It's just some crack pot trying to frighten you." "If so," Alex cried, "It certainly worked! You didn't hear that voice. Beau, it was horrible!" "Sweeheart, you really shouldn't let a prank call upset you so," Beau whispered as he held her close. As he embraced her, Alex tried to let go of her fear. Suddenly, Alex felt a familiar vibration. Disbelieving, she pulled away from Beau. It was Beau's phone. Alex leapt back in fear. "Pleaes, no! Don't answer it, Beau!" "Honey, I have to," Beau calmly replied, "It's probably just my boss asking about the seminar." As he placed the phone to his ear, Alex could hear a raspy, angry voice on the other end, "I WANT MY FACE BACK!" Alex screamed, "NO!" Alex sat upright in bed, terrified by the vivid dream. "Whew!" she muttered, "That was really scary!" Her heart raced within her chest. Shaking off the bizarre dream, Alex made her bed. Alex made her way downstairs. She couldn't help but laugh at the strangeness of her nightmare. She was tired, but already planning the day ahead. Her phone suddenly started to ring... It startled Alex so badly she actually jumped. As she started to laugh at herself... She looked into the mirror... ...And whimpered in horror.

~~~~The End~~~~
I thought of adding one more pic of Alex waking from the full nightmare, but it just didn't seem right somehow. The spooky ending was just too apt. If I have confused or disturbed you with this story, I apologize. Dreams are often like that. Dwell upon this, instead:

Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly
Suddenly I awoke
Now, I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly
dreaming that I am a man

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4everluvedAug 8, 2012

omg this is one of the best horror stories i have read, the ending was great good job!

Dec 27, 2010

great story thank you

fabrizioammolloDec 8, 2010

Very creepy!

sam.blenafelOct 7, 2010


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