Short Gothic Piece

The woman smoothed down her white dress and stared in the ornate full-length mirror beside the bedroom door. She looked like an old photograph, captured in a moment long since gone. The dust and darkness of the room washing out the bright colour of her gown, and deepening her red lips and dark eyes. The cut of the dress only added to the impression, being an old Empire line that had once belonged to her grandmother. She gazed at herself in the mirror for a moment, before accepting her appearance, and opening the door, stepping into the day-bright hallway, and making her way down to the lounge.

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