This shorty story if from the point of view of the Devil's who is very bored with hell and ends up getting his hands on a mirror that can bring out the evil in people, so of course he starts to have some fun with it by pointing it up to Heaven which cause its to break into a million shards as it falls to Earth and enters the hearts and eyes of many, turning them evil. For the majority of this story we follow Elizabeth who has a shard in her eye, over time she becomes more evil and bloodthirsty until she is engulfed in this madness and only finds happiness in killing beautiful young maidens! Pretty disturbing huh? Well it gets worse, she ends up killing one who is her own blood, Mary. Mary is immortal and returns raining hell on not only her Mother but many people and uses mirrors to travel around inflicting pain and sorrow. Obviously the Devil enjoys this but as she gets very unruling and uncontrollable he stops her by trapping her in a mirror - the mirror. So do you see how it all ties up - Mary Mary Quite Contraty nursery rhyme > Bloody Mary ghost story > Mirror Mirror on the wall. I loved it! So cleverly done.
Normally I wouldn't rate a book that I hadn't finished but this was a short story, I should have been able to finish it easily. The fact that i couldn't read it is the reason I have given it a star rating at all.
Short stories are supposed to be easy reads, this one was so disjointed it made it almost impossible to keep up. Characters where mentioned when they had no need to be, a few times it flipped between past and future tense which doesn't make the reading any easier. It felt like the story had been written, and then edited out of sequence.