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The first time I heard my father’s voice in my own laugh. The first time I realized I was turning into my dad.
This — thing, clone, son, whatever — is different.
It stole my mannerisms. It’s a distorted mimicry. This thing doesn’t think. It just pretends. It thrusts itself into the nests of our hearts. Like a cuckoo, it shoves everything else aside to fall to the ground. And then it feeds.
The thing isn’t like me. I see the difference. It’s a funhouse reflection.
Bullets shatter mirrors.