Mirror Noise By Kathryn Michael McMahon
January 25, 2016 Comments Off on Mirror Noise By Kathryn Michael McMahon
Inside her cave with lilac walls live a Wi-Fi connection, throw pillows, and a full-length mirror.
Within the mirror thrive stretchmarks and all the children she never had. Three. Two girls and a boy with the blackest eyes she’s never seen.
Into her cave stalks a hammer. The hammer likes hanging pictures . . . and smashing things.
The hammer aches to smash the mirror, but cannot. Inside, pliers sigh with relief.
© 2015 Kathryn Michael McMahon
Kathryn Michael McMahon writes a variety of literary and speculative fiction. Her writing has appeared in The Subtopian and is forthcoming from A cappella Zoo’s queer issue this autumn. She is an American raised abroad and has found a home in Vietnam with her British wife. She has a phobia of stuffed animals, which being a preschool teacher has failed to cure.