Thursday, October 11, 2012
Illustration Friday: Mirror
"Give me one good reason why I should not gobble you up right here and now," he growled, his breath hot and putrid. She locked her knees and prayed that she would not pass out from the stench.
"I have a secret," she offered. "It's a tremendous secret, really. Life-changing. It would be a pity if it died with me. If you must eat me, at least let me pass the secret to you."
"Then tell me, " he said. He could hardly contain his joy at this unexpected pleasure. A tasty morsel and a juicy secret.
"Oh no," she tutted. "I cannot simply blurt out a secret as big as this. You'll have to come closer. I need to whisper it to you."
Lured by the promise, the monster leaned in closer and closer until she could see her own reflection in his enormous, dark eye.
"This secret, is it the truth?" His words dripped in anticipation.
"Oh yes," she said. "Cross my heart and hope to die."