a short story about a new kind of mimic

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There's a Mimic in the Room

a short story about a new kind of mimic

I know there’s a mimic in the room. This is how they hunt now.

No more disguising themselves as treasures and trinkets. They’ve learned to tap the deepest impulses of our brain: the part that twitches when it sees a shelf of perfectly aligned books with a single spine jutting out, or a lone brick askew in a perfect grid.

I know there’s a mimic in this room. The walls are lined with orderly alcoves bearing the skulls of its victims. but there’s one missing from its place. And as I step closer to examine it despite my instincts screaming not to, I already know it’s mine.

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Short story written by Peter Chiykowski

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Story prompt taken from a photo by Michal Pechardo

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