Museless Sunday

for The Sunday Muse.


I prefer not to reuse pieces I’ve written before, but I’ve given my muse the weekend off for good behaviour and have no choice but to resurrect something she came up with in 2007. I’ve risked her wrath by expanding it slightly, so hopefully, she won’t see it!

If you read my previous story you’ll know that I’m not doing audios this weekend as I have a cold and don’t wish to pass it on to you!




I was attaching my new mirror to the wall. A lovely mirror. Amazingly it seemed to make me look even more handsome than I already am!

Screw one in,  screw two perfect, screw three spot-on, screw four…jammed. 

One very angry face stared back at me. 

I pushed, I twisted, I cursed, but would it move? No. 

The screwdriver slipped banging the glass right in the middle of my nose. I leapt backwards, momentarily forgetting it was just my reflection. Oh no, my beautiful mirror was smashed to smithereens.

They say that breaking a mirror’s bad luck. That was enough bad luck for one day, surely nothing else could go wrong. I decided to pop to the shop and buy another one. 

I trudged to my car. Guess what, a door mirror was smashed. Double trouble!

I slouched back indoors, climbed the stairs and crawled into bed. I swear my reflection in the bedroom window grinned at me.


window in the sky

Thanks so much to Carrie for hosting.

The photo is by Brooke Shaden. 


36 thoughts on “Museless Sunday

  1. Suzette Benjamin Oct 23, 2022 / 10:36

    Wonderful story Keith. I smiled when you said the mirror made you look “more handsome.” ..😊
    Perhaps there’s are some days it is safer to sleep in. 👍

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  2. Gillena Cox Oct 23, 2022 / 12:01

    Nice one you made me smile😊
    Happy Sunday


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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 23, 2022 / 15:41

      Absolutely! First cold for many a year and I’m quite enjoying the novelty of it!


  3. wyndolynne Oct 23, 2022 / 15:40

    Hoping you feel better soon! The story made me smile (maybe ruefully?)–nothing like a string of frustrations in home updates. 🙂

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  4. The Sicilian Storyteller Oct 23, 2022 / 15:46

    So you must be the one who gave me this awful cold! 🤧 My favorite mirrors are the ones that make us look 15 lbs lighter! Fun story except for the 14 years bad luck – 7 years per mirror, as the superstition dictates. Best to stay in bed!

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  5. kaykuala Oct 23, 2022 / 17:06

    A great tongue in cheek response. Thanks for the humour, Keith! Very refreshing!


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  6. Sherry Marr Oct 23, 2022 / 17:22

    Yes, the humour is very enjoyable! Good one.

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  7. Sadje Oct 23, 2022 / 17:26

    Rather naughty of the mirror to cause all this trouble.

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  8. dorahak Oct 23, 2022 / 23:30

    *Grinning* Guess it’s just one of those days! Another great one, Keith.

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  9. Helen Oct 24, 2022 / 15:38

    Feel better soon AND stay away from mirrors! Another delightful write ….


  10. Carrie V. H. Oct 24, 2022 / 16:02

    Love this Keith! I have a weird relationship with mirrors in real life. LOL I look at my reflection and think “who to heck is that?!” Thank you for participating at the Muse even when your muse is needing a rest.


  11. Susie Clevenger Oct 24, 2022 / 20:59

    Oh mirrors, they can curse and bless. Mine lately as just been telling me I’m old.


  12. Sunra Rainz Oct 25, 2022 / 01:54

    Oh no! 🙂 Ha ha! Well at least your 14 years bad luck has passed now that it’s 2022! 😀


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