Weekend Writing Prompt — The Man in the Mirror

I woke up early this morning, even for me.
I get up to go to the bathroom
Because I have to pee.
I look in the mirror and
I’m shocked by what I see.
The closer I look, the more I wonder
How this can be?
I see a reflection in the mirror,
But surely it’s not me.
There is a wrinkled, weathered face that I see.
There is a very old man
Who is staring right back at me.
And I have to wonder whether
It is him or me who is the reality.

(Exactly 95 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “mirror” in exactly 95 words.

15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — The Man in the Mirror

  1. pensitivity101 November 14, 2021 / 7:00 am

    I see my Mum staring back at me when I look I the mirror these days.

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  2. leigha66 November 14, 2021 / 10:12 am

    Most days the image doesn’t match how I feel – both too young and too old.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam November 14, 2021 / 10:46 am

    This is so good, I look in the mirror and see my mum nowadays 😟

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  4. Bill November 14, 2021 / 5:57 pm

    Both are the real you. Well done reality.

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