The Secrets We Keep

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Scattercat
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The Secrets We Keep

Post by Scattercat » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:30 am

This is the Lantern of Truth. It illuminates everything you already know. Come, bask in its glow. It will show you no surprises. See your hands, smooth and pink and healthy. See your face, wise and beautiful. Everything is as you know it would be.

You need not see the old man across the way. Do not fret as he recoils in horror, his face collapsing into mingled disgust and pity. He is deluded. He is irrelevant. For you, in your light, are perfect. Leave him to his foolishness. You are unblemished, whole and untouched.

As far as you know.

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Re: The Secrets We Keep

Post by zcarter80 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:22 am

in a word . . .Creeeepy. In another word kickass!
If I wrote it you can read it unless you sound like Fran Drescher.

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Re: The Secrets We Keep

Post by Thomas Daulton » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:24 am

Nicely done. Magic Lanterns and mirrors which reveal more than they're supposed to... a fantasy staple that accomplishes much in few words.
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost." --J.R.R. TOLKIEN

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Re: The Secrets We Keep

Post by strawman » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:54 pm

Years ago, when you were newly hatched, this was the Lantern of Mommy. Now you are old enough to know better...This is the lantern of Sycophancy.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: The Secrets We Keep

Post by Loof » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:21 am

Loved this! I always like it when standard fantasy things like mirrors or lanterns are shown in a new light.

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