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Review:shadowycorner says:
Your story summary immediately caught my attentiona and then I saw that it was Dorcas, my favorite obscure canon character! This short story was truly amazing and chilled me to the bone. The idea of this Erised's opposite mirror is quite fascinating. Of course from some HP books we know mirrors can also speak up, like the one in Leaky Cauldron, and I like the idea the twisted mirror is saying Dorcas' name on purpose. The madness gripping her was scary, but I liked how she still tried to fight it. The only confusing bit is toward the end when the figure comes into the cell. I reckon it's Voldemort since he was the one that personally killed her. That's why I don't exactly understand why would she think she was saved when she saw who it was. Am I missing something? Either way, this was a great read. You managed to do the challenge wonderfully. 500 hundred words and you really told a story and affected the reader with your words. Excellent job.

Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it. :) Fitting so much into 500 words was definitely a challenge, and I'm glad you feel that I succeeded in getting across such a strong mood.

I wanted to leave the end open to interpretation, which is why I don't specify what spell the person used - I felt like definitively stating it would have taken away from the disjointed, creepy mood I was trying to portray. Reactions to it have been a bit mixed, so maybe at some point I'll go back and look it over again. :)

Thank you so much for your review!

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