Any Resemblance to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental

One day, I met my doppelganger in the street.

I had read that this could be a psychologically disastrous experience.

And indeed it was.

Seeing as how my life seemed shattered beyond repair, I did the only thing I felt left to me.

I drew my revolver and shot myself.

I then bent over my lifeless body, picked up my revolver, and put it inside my coat.

I saw my reflection in a window.

I drew my revolver and fired.

The window fell into many pieces.

I looked at all the shards of glass.

My reflection was in every one.

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28 Responses to Any Resemblance to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental

  1. megaeggz says:

    This is confusing me, I can’t get my head around it…. FANTASTIC!
    Hahaha 😀

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  2. skat says:

    Wow! These explorations of self are cleansing, aren’t they? Of course, having said this, I am very mindful of your title, which is brilliant by the way. I find this sort of piece fun to write because there’s an element of shock, and even a disclaimer leaves room for doubt. Well done!

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  3. Monochrome nightmares says:

    An excellent piece of surrealism.
    A thought came to me after reading this.
    Mirrors of a damaged mind.
    Great write Oglach.

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  4. michnavs says:

    I enjoyed reading it the first time..then the second time i read …it made me examine myself..

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  5. Dead Donovan says:

    Mind bending! I loved it!!

    There’s a writer here in the state of Washington who has a quote which came to mind after reading your mesmerizing piece:

    “The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill most people. And maybe the reason vampires don’t die is because they can never see themselves in photographs or mirrors.”
    ― Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

    Only vampires never go insane. So, will a vampire please bite me?

    ~PR

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    • oglach says:

      I’m glad you liked the story. I was happy with it, which is unusual for me. It’s a hundred word story, so I gave it a ten word title. 🙂
      Palahniuk is the guy who wrote Fight Club, isn’t he? I didn’t read the book. The movie was funny, though.
      Can I expand “In the Distance” or has someone else grabbed that diamond?
      Thanks very much for reading.

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      • Dead Donovan says:

        You are an excellent tale teller. I know there’s a novel in you just waiting to be written.
        Yes, that’s the guy, and his book is amazing.
        Please expand on “In the Distance.” It has a special place in my heart.
        I can’t stop reading your work. Brilliant mind. xo

        ~PR

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      • oglach says:

        Thank you so much for the kind compliments. You’ve made my day.
        I can tell that “In the Distance” is special to you; it floored me when I first read/heard it, and I hesitate to expand it into a SMM appropriate piece. But I suppose nothing I write can detract from the original. You are very generous with your beautiful creations. Thank you.

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      • Dead Donovan says:

        Remember that the expanded story doesn’t need to be horror. If you choose another genre that may not fit SMM’s theme, then I can post it on my own blog, Poet Rummager.

        Liked by 1 person

      • oglach says:

        What I had in my mind is horror…but if you’re uncomfortable with that, please tell me before I submit what I’m writing.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Dead Donovan says:

        Fun! I’m excited to read it!!
        ~PR

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  6. Incidentally, I also loved your 10 word title 😀

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  7. I loved this! Quite some years back, I wrote a similar piece; it was a bit of sentimental stuff, though. About a lovelorn, who shattered the mirror only to find hundreds of his own images and that crowd of doppelgangers made him a hundred times lonely and sad…. 🙂

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  8. WoW! Awesome and so scary, too! Reading it feels like vertigo, or like riding roller coaster – totally love it 😀

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