The Ink Well Prompt #27: See the post for prompt and rules

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Okay! Let's review fiction entries from last week and start a new prompt.

Stories From the Previous Week

Thank you to everyone who posted a story for last week's prompt, “Winding road," which invited The Ink Well authors to write stories about life's wayward paths — both real and figurative. And we saw a nice mix of both!

Here are the week's stories. Be sure to read and support these authors for their work! We have also featured several of these stories in The Ink Well Highlights Magazine from August 15.

This Week’s Prompt

The prompt for this week is Mirror.

With this prompt, we invite you to consider mirrors and reflections.

A mirror can reflect beauty, pain, hope, insecurity, wishes for a better life, and many other things. Windows, lakes and even wine glasses can act as mirrors, reflecting our faces back to us and perhaps revealing things we had hoped not to see. A mirror can represent vanity, and can even be sinister. Think of the queen in Snow White, who demands to be the fairest in the land. And of course mirrors invite us to contemplate their symbolism.

Where will your imagination take you? Tell us a story!

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If you don't feel inspired by this prompt or the featured image, feel free to peruse any of our past prompts or our collection of idea-generators:

Weekly Prompt Rules:

  1. Deadline: You have a week to write for the prompt, until the next one is posted. (Note: You can write for any of the prompts anytime. This is just a guideline to be included in the weekly round-up of highlights.)
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  5. Title: The title is up to you. You can come up with any title you wish. You do not need to name it after the prompt or include the prompt word.
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I like this one :) ... Maybe another suspense story?

Waiting to read yours.

I have to write it first :)

My post for last week's prompt -
Supported community authors

This is my first submission to the community, being a mental health professional I wanted to show case a story of emotional pain without going into the gory details.
This is the link to my work

I have posted my story. I think in terms of green society, so could not think beyond this-

I have posted 4 comments so far, but I will post as many as I can. Thanks for yet another prompt and an opportunity.

Thanks so much, here is my submission :)

My Desert Adventure

Greetings, I'm a newcomer to The Ink Well community, a question from me: For posts in this community, can hivers write in a language other than English?

Hello @new-spirit,
We only accept stories written in English. Some authors publish in their native tongue and also translate into English. Here is a link to our Manifesto. This will explain more about posting in the community.

We love writers, beginning writers and experienced writers. Perhaps we will see something from you soon.

Thank you so much @theinkwell. Best regards. :)

Hi, I was indisposed and so was unable to write on the prompt for last week. But here's this week's:

PS, I already visited all the entries so far and hope to visit others.

Commented on the following post


I have read and commented @hillaryspower and @dwixer post. Below is the link for this week contest

 2 months ago  

Hello everyone,
My entry for the week is Countdown

And my comments include:
Thank you very much.

Hey sorry for the late submission, I got sick so I had to recover first before typing again, here my story.

Also commented on,