I always loved being alone. The quietness of my own company is something I cherish deeply. But one day, that silence was shattered by something that would change my life forever.
It all started when I stumbled upon a strange mirror in an old antique shop. It was like nothing I had ever seen before. The frame was made of blackened metal, and the glass was dark and murky. As soon as I caught sight of it, I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame.
Without hesitation, I bought the mirror and brought it home. I hung it on the wall in my bedroom and stared into its depths. At first, I saw nothing but my own reflection staring back at me.
But then, something strange began to happen. The image in the mirror started to blur and warp, as if it was melting away. I rubbed my eyes, thinking it was just my imagination playing tricks on me, but when I looked back, the image had changed completely.
I was no longer looking at my own room, but at a strange and unfamiliar landscape. It was a place of darkness and shadows, where the trees were twisted and gnarled, and the sky was an endless void.
At first, I was terrified by what I saw, but then a strange sense of curiosity took over. I reached out my hand to touch the mirror, and to my surprise, my fingers passed right through it. Without thinking, I stepped through the portal into the other world.
I found myself in a parallel reality, a twisted version of my own world. Everything was different here, from the way the sun shone down to the way the air tasted on my tongue. But the biggest difference was the creatures that roamed this world.
They were like nothing I had ever seen before. They were dark and twisted, with glowing eyes that burned like fire. They moved with unnatural speed and agility, and their voices were like knives scraping against glass.
I tried to run, but they were too fast for me. They chased me through the dark forests and twisted alleys of that strange world until I thought I would collapse from exhaustion.
It felt like an eternity before I finally stumbled back through the portal and into my own world. But even though I was safe once more, something had changed inside me. The fear and terror that I had felt in that other world had left its mark on me.
From that day on, I knew that I could never be truly alone again. The darkness of that parallel reality was always lurking just beyond my reach, ready to claim me at any moment. And even though I never saw that strange world again, its memory haunted me for years to come.