The Other Me in the Mirror
It’s not me in the mirror. I know it. I just know it. This is not the me I know so well. It’s something else… More cold. More sinister. More death like. And it’s staring at me back… It scares me every time I do this. I must be stupid to even consider doing this.
There is a myth going on, and I’m starting to believe it, that if you stare at the mirror in the dark for long enough, you can see your true form, the non-human form.
At first it seemed to me like a joke. However, once I tried it, something felt not right. At first I only stared for a couple of minutes and immediately saw something, I wasn’t sure what it was, but it scared the crap out of me and I turned on the lights and didn’t do it again for some time. Then… After a couple of days… I felt curious, curious to know who is it inside me that I should be seeing in the mirror. So I began staring for more than just minutes. I was staring for half an hour, an hour, two hours. Each day I stared for longer and longer. I was seeing a shadow covering my whole body. But it wasn’t a normal shadow, it was glowing in red. I thought my eyes are tricking me. It’s gotta be the only explanation. You can trick your brain in the darkness because you can’t see that well. I told myself this, and yet… Something told me I should look for more. So I looked. And I stared. And stared. And stared… For hours, every day. Each day something new showed up. A new curve in my face, a new shadow like entity, surrounding my body. Then, at last, I saw something, a completely different face. Such a face that… did not resemble anything I knew of. I can’t even describe what I saw. But it had this evil expression. The kind that said “I’ll torture you and everyone else. I’ll skin your soul and throw it to the devil. You will be sorry, very sorry you met me.” It was wrong, very wrong, yet I still wanted to look at it for some reason. If it is me, then I want to get to know the other me. Who or what is it exactly? Maybe I shouldn’t… Maybe…
After a while, I started seeing weird things, mostly in the dark. When I turned off the lights, I saw that my fingers were much longer than they normally are, the fingernails were much sharper than mine. I saw wings and a tail. I saw goat-like feet. This was very strange. I can’t be hallucinating like this when I’m sober. It just can’t be. Why am I seeing those things? I never seen them before, not in the dark, not in the light. Those can’t belong to me! My mind is definitely being tricked.
I stare at the mirror again. That dark entity… That is not me… Who is this? What is this? Where did it come from? Why is it smirking like that? It wants to touch me! Keep your arms away from me! It grabs me by the neck! NO! I can’t run away! Why?! Oh my god! It’s dragging me into the depths of… what!? Don’t come outside! You, people, run! Run now!! It will grab you! It will kill you!! HEY! Do you hear me!? Why aren’t you running away!? Can’t you see it!?
Don’t listen to that fool. He lost his mind. He keeps believing in some kind of entity that doesn’t actually exist. Listen to me, I’m the most sane among us. Nothing can harm you, nothing can touch you. You’re safe. Safe in this world.
Ghosts aren’t real. Demons aren’t real. You thought something sinister and non-human exists in this world? Don’t get fooled by those mentally ill people.
People once thought the Earth is flat. Turned out to be wrong. You’ll see how their sayings will also turn out to be wrong.
AELOHA MENESODORA PECH KAPINDRA!
You heard nothing. Don’t worry. It’s nothing… Focus on me. Now, breathe in and breathe out.
If you suddenly see a circle at the center of your room, pay no attention to it. It’s your mind fooling you.
You feel like someone is watching you from behind? It’s your imagination. Trust me.
JORDALEYNI CAREMIBDORINDO SAVAHRAH!
Blood? Don’t be silly. Why would there be blood? No one got hurt. Oh, you see a wounded animal? Didn’t I tell you? Everything is just in your imagination.
You’re getting too distracted. This ritual won’t work if you don’t focus on me. What ritual? Oh, that doesn’t matter. Forget about it, forget, stay focused on me.
You’re starting to hear loud voices? Good. Good.
ARMANOTROUT SEQOREMTO TOBOSULOKREN HERMATRO