The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2′ stories – ‘How Women Came to Love Mirrors’ by Hannah Malhotra.
Mirrors – objects of vanity employed by women to preen and pamper and achieve a beauty with which to address the world. Used by women to check their appearance hasn’t faltered should society be paying attention.
Required by women to prove to themselves that they are still visible.
Mirrors – needed by women to convince themselves that the feeling of invisibility is just imagination.
‘How Women Came to Love Mirrors’ sits alongside 16 other short stories in ‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2’, published by Mother’s Milk Books. Copies are available from their online store.