Lovelorn by Santino Prinzi

It’s like walking into a hall of mirrors and seeing no reflections. Your fingers touch the glass and there’s no returning warmth. You’re missing–where are you? You turn to face another mirror–nothing. Standing in the middle of this abyss you hold hope in your palms, it’s slipping from your fingers, vanishing into the darkness. Bye-bye, beautiful. You turn to face another mirror–nothing. No eyes to watch over her. Turn, turn, turn. Nothing. No ears to listen to things you have to say. You slam your fists against the mirrors; they all shatter. Your breathing quickens and shards shimmer at your feet. Now you think you have nothing left to turn to, but the truth is worse than that.

Santino Prinzi is the Flash Fiction Editor of Firefly Magazine, and helps with National Flash Fiction Day in the UK. He was a recipient of the TSS Young Writers Award for January 2016, and was awarded the 2014/15 Bath Spa University Flash Fiction Prize. His debut fiction collection, Dots, and other flashes of perception, will be published by The Nottingham Review Press in September 2016. His flash fiction and prose poetry has been published, or are forthcoming, in various places, as well as being longlisted, shortlisted, or placed in competitions. You can find out more on his website: