Lemme tell you something…

Candle In The Mirror



by E.C. McMullen Jr.
Copyright 2012

We put a solitary candle on our window sill and gave it a flame.

It looked solemnly pretty there and its flame warmed the cold winter light through the window.

But true to our nature, we tend to anthropomorphize things.

So we put a mirror beside the candle, so it wouldn’t feel alone, and the reflection would enhance its light.

Too late we realized that the candle knew the other candle was only its own reflection. All we did was force it to watch its own lonely, silent death.

Oh, and our lace drapes caught fire and the house burned down.

Man I tell ya, there are some goddamn days you just can’t do anything right!


Candle In The Mirror, Copyright 2012, E.C. McMullen Jr.
Photo: I’ve seen this image floating around on Facebook for a while now. Somebody had to take this photo. If it was you, prove it and I’ll credit and link to you.

pb300Want more? Get my book
PERPETUAL BULLET: A Science Fiction Collection
A trove of previously published Science Fiction Horror Thriller – plus bonus stories
Featuring: Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem!
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Now on sale for $9.00 in Trade Paperback and in eBook for $1.99 and available for your Android Tablet, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and every other “E”!
Find it at (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, !ndigo, iTunes, KoboBooks, Smashwords, WHSmith, and more).

Want more? Buy WILLOW BLUE. It’s my second collection of critically acclaimed Supernatural and Drama Thriller short stories with all of the Weird Sex, True Love, Monsters and Mayhem, you’ve come to expect (or should by now). Available in Kindle for only $1.99. The tales will last you longer than latte!

Crave even more?

Look for my story Cedo Looked Like People, in the anthology, FEAR THE REAPER, edited by Joe Mynhardt. Available from Crystal Lake Publishing and available in Print for $12.99 or eBook for $2.99.

Also available from Crystal Lake Publishing, the film making guidebook, HORROR 201: The Silver Scream. Reap the rewards of movie making experience from the likes of Myself, as well as  John Carpenter, Tom Holland, Jeffrey Reddick, George A. Romero, Keith Arem, Richard Gray, also the late  Ray Bradbury, Wes Craven, plus many more. $19.99 in Print or $3.99 in eBook.



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s