The oval mirror was fixated against the bathroom wall.
Like most bathroom mirrors that are lighted with terribly muted bulbs, she expected this one to show her facial flaws.
But when she peered into it, she didn’t see her reflection.
In fact she didn’t see anything at all.
The oval mirror that was fixated against the bathroom wall showed nothing.
She had never seen nothing before.
Even when she had closed her eyes at night she saw something.
But now, this time, she saw nothing.
At first, her stomach felt like a deep pit.
Then, the feeling washed away into relief.
There was nothing to see in the oval mirror, the oval mirror that was fixated against the bathroom wall.
When she realized this she picked up the mirror to share with her friends, but all too quickly the slippery mirror wedged from her hands and dropped.
The oval mirror dropped to the ground and shattered into a million pieces.
And when the mirror shattered, she smiled.
She smiled at the shattered oval mirror.