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The Secrets We Keep

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:30 am
by Scattercat
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.

Re: The Secrets We Keep

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:22 am
by zcarter80
in a word . . .Creeeepy. In another word kickass!

Re: The Secrets We Keep

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:24 am
by Thomas Daulton
Nicely done. Magic Lanterns and mirrors which reveal more than they're supposed to... a fantasy staple that accomplishes much in few words.

Re: The Secrets We Keep

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:54 pm
by strawman
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.

Re: The Secrets We Keep

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:21 am
by Loof
Loved this! I always like it when standard fantasy things like mirrors or lanterns are shown in a new light.