The image that stares back at her is not too flattering. Maybe the camera on her device is harsh. Sadly, only Zoom offers filters. She wonders what people see when they look at her – the image she sees in the mirror or the one that appears on screen.

The mirror is kinder. They’ve been companions for long, not having seen anyone else for months.

“Oh, my … Is that you? Still your pretty, vivacious self… I was dying to spend some time with you.”

A human voice soothes her frayed nerves. Who cares about images? This is true companionship.

Story Challenge in 99 words

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