I pour the bubbly green substance in with the aqua gel in my beaker, a small gray fire leaking green smoke. I blow the flame out and pour my thick turquoise liquid into a small stone bowl. I peel some tadpole-sized eels from Mother’s bowl into my stone bowl and smash them with my mashing stick. I pour the dark teal mixture into my mouth, feeling my skin burning off, but I swallow the familiar pain. My knuckles click and break and reform into thin old hands. My skin stretches and warts break from the surface. I sigh as my skin cools and then my breath speeds up and my spine curves. My shoulders hunch and my hair falls out. My teeth rot and my violet eyes change to a hag yellow.
I laugh, but my misshapen thin lips let out a cackle. I grab some more of the green bubbly substance I brewed and pour it into a cup. I chug it and I feel my skin lit on fire. It smoothens, my raven black hair growing out longer, to my waist. My irises flicker to violet, my feet shrink, my lips sculpted back to perfection. My eyelashes grow back, my hands regaining their willowy form. My nails remold to the lilac they were and my spine straightens. My shoulders regain their Queenly form. My teeth straighten and glow a sparkly white.
“Mira,” A singsong voice calls. I spin around to Mirror on the Wall.
“Yes Mirror?” I ask. A plump woman’s face appears on the mirror behind me. The face is smiling.
“Your mother told me to tell you someone got their acceptance letter…” Mirror cheers. I grin.
“I knew I’d get in!”
BTW the face in the mirror is not Mira. It’s the Evil Queen’s mirror on the wall, like when she asked who was the prettiest of them all.
Wow, this is really well written and I love all of the adjectives. You’re really talented! One thing, however, is that you say ‘my hands regaining their willowy form’ and in the next sentence, it says ‘my shoulders regain their Queenly form.’ which repeats, so for the second time, you could use restore and shape so it would be ‘my hands regaining their willowy form….. my shoulders restore their Queenly shape.’ so it’s not as repetitive. Otherwise, this is brilliant! Well done :DD
Thanks! That is a well-thought out comment, and I’m usually good at those types of things, but I guess I missed one. Do you want to be tagged?
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