The Old Lady

PHOTO PROMPT © Nathan Sowers 

Catherine leaned the mirror against the pole so that she could gaze upon the reflection of the abandoned house.  Her curiosity was piqued when her brother, Gerald claimed that when he rode past here a fortnight ago, he saw an old lady appear at the window.  She disappeared as he approached.  He tried the door but it was locked.  Puzzled, he went away.

Catherine turned now when she saw a figure appear at the window.  Cautiously, she approached.

The old lady smiled.  “Hello, Catherine.”

“Who are you?”

“Come in and I shall tell you.”

The door swung open.

Catherine entered.


100 Words

This was written for the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  For  more details, visit Here.   To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

26 Replies to “The Old Lady”

    1. Actually, she doesn’t become a part of the mirror. She is watching the house through it and when she sees the old lady appear, she approaches the house. When her brother approached the house, the old lady disappeared from the window and the door was locked. But, she stayed put when Catherine approached, spoke to her, invited her in and the door opened. And she seems to know Catherine.


    1. Thanks, James. Yes, the story does leave much to the imagination. Things could go either way for Catherine. The idea is that through the mirror, she saw the old lady appear at the window and she turned and walked to the house. At the old lady’s invitation, she enters the house. What happens next is up to you 🙂

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