In the Mirror (A Short Story)

Rated 4.57/5 based on 7 reviews
A disillusioned author haunted by the disappearance of his father inherits a mirror and discovers that his own story can have an alternate ending.
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  • Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
  • Words: 2,800
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781465943705
About Robin Lythgoe

Robin Lythgoe is an author of fantasy fiction. Reading and writing have always been a part of her life; before she mastered the art of the pen, she dictated her first written fiction to her scribe (a.k.a. her oldest sister). Her mother regularly took her on expeditions to the library, from which she invariably returned laden with a stack of books guaranteed to make her arms longer. She read everything voraciously, and when she finished her stack, she'd start on her mother's… and then her sisters'. Today she writes tales about wizards and magic, fantastical places and extraordinary journeys.

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Georgina Anne Taylor reviewed on Dec. 19, 2011

A lovely short story that swept me away into a magical world full of possibilities. Exquisite cover art. I look forward to reading more of this writer's work.
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Kristie Kiessling reviewed on Dec. 14, 2011

With the help of Lythgoe's spot on descriptions - not to mention the beautiful cover art - I could practically feel the mirror under my fingers. I own an old mechanical typewriter that I used to write many a poem on when I was younger. It belonged to my father and the clack and clatter of it when he used to write was a well-loved sound to me. Lythgoe's story brings to mind many memories of my youth and childhood and how the simple things were very special. In the Mirror is well crafted, full of deep emotion, wonder, loss, hope and most of all, magic.
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Aubrie Dionne reviewed on Oct. 18, 2011

A fantastic short story that proves magic is around us, even if we can't see it.
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Shawn Wickersheim reviewed on Sep. 7, 2011

A very enjoyable read. I liked many of the images that were so deftly brought to life by the author--especially the little detail about the boy tracing the mirror's ornately designed wooden frame with his stubby forefinger. This simple tactile description seemed to ground the story in reality, even while the events became magical.
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Marla Oveson reviewed on Aug. 21, 2011

I liked the idea of this book! I would really like to see further into the book though, it has such great potential to be a great novel not just a short story!
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MarshaLee Champagne reviewed on July 22, 2011

This is a fun read and touches that part of you that wishes for something more to life
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Vanessa Finaughty reviewed on July 19, 2011

Interesting take on mirrors, and a nice read.
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