From The MirrorI have feared darkened mirrors for as long as I can remember.
Ever since I could remember I felt something from darkened mirrors. It followed me throughout life, from house to house, year to year. When it's bright, I felt nothing wrong. Sure, I disliked hanging around mirrors more than I had to, but that was only out of general dislike of mirrors and not an actual fear. I feel perfectly comfortable spending time in front of a mirror, doing my makeup or checking out what I'm wearing.
But when it's dark my feelings towards mirrors change completely. I become anxious, unsure, and I feel like I'm in terrible danger. Every nerve is on fire with a deep feeling of unease and I can't look at the mirror. I just can't. If I have a source of light with me I can glance at the mirror - because the light keeps whatever it is away from me... But as the light grows dimmer, it can get closer and if I look for too long, it'll take it as a challenge and destroy the safety that the light gives me.
I have lived with this fear all of my life and have never found a way around it.
One of the things that unsettle me the most.... Is the dangerous spirit I see following me through the mirrors, waiting for it's chance to come through the natural portal mirrors make? Or is it already outside, right there with me, inside of me even?