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Sneak Peak of House of Mirrors
A man stares at his full reflection, trembling with excitement. He slowly reaches out and touches his reflection… finger to finger. There’s a spark of light. Then ripples. His reflection warps and shrinks.
It is now a small child.
Still touching hands, the two share a smile. The father turns to the side and so does his son. He jumps and so does his son.
The child shares his father’s every move just as all reflections do. They are, after all, merely reflections now.
This House of Mirrors has countless mirrors just like this one. When night falls, all the parents return to their homes. Trapped in the mirrors, the children lay down to sleep and await their parent’s return.
Some parents paint. Some preach. Some dance.
Others shout angrily. Others do nothing at all. Some parents do not even show up.
Whatever the case, the child must only reflect everything their parent is doing.
Or do they?