The New Black

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“My God, Jen… I’ve never seen anything like it!” Lexi’s eyes boggled at the new shirt her roommate was sporting. It was black. Not just black like what you find at Hot Topic, but it actually looked like light was having a difficult time with the fabric.

Jen twirled. “I just found it on the floor of the closet. Must’ve been left here by the last students in the dorm or something. Fits perfectly!”

“It’s almost spooky… You should go take a look at yourself in the mirror.”

Five minutes later, Lexi realised that she hadn’t heard a peep from her roommate since she’d left for the bathroom. She peeked in the open doorway. “Jen? You still in here?”

On the floor before the mirror lay the shirt, with Jen nowhere in sight. A strange compulsion drew Lexi to pick up the shirt and try it on for herself. It fit perfectly just as Jen had said, but as she turned to view her image in the mirror, the darkness swelled from the shirt and engulfed her.

The now-empty garment fell to the tiled floor.

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  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    See, that’s what happens when you don’t do your laundry regularly enough.

  2. Avatar smdasilva {LoA}

    Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to wear other peoples’ clothes? Very good!

  3. Avatar Bob Liddil

    Very “Serlingish.”

    Great premise for a longer story.

    Fascinatingly entertaining challenge angle.

  4. Avatar thelostgirl

    Oh my, shirts that suck people into… huh, into where I wonder? This makes me glad I don’t live in halls!

    As Bob says, a very entertaining angle on the challenge. Thanks for entering!

  5. Avatar Chuck Brazen

    Nice and spooky. Creative too.

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