Daniel Grandbois
“The Other Half”
from Caketrain Issue 05

“I want to see how the other half live,” an ambitious, young wall mirror said.
     In the succeeding years, it looked most everywhere it could, but whichever way it faced, it could not see backward through its own face.
     Eventually, the less-than-young mirror got its wish. It grew eyes in the back of its head. That is, another mirror was hung across the hall.
     “I had no idea,” said the mirror on reflection.
     The other said nothing.

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

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