The Magnificenting Glass

A researcher comes across a plain-looking magnifying glass, only to discover that the glass does not magnify, it makes magnificent.

This story is from Year 8, The Year of Revisitation
I revisit one of the stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by the existing one through a character, a place, an object, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on.

This story revisits the Year Two story entitled “The Telescope of True Sight,” in which a young woman remembers her grandmother’s stories about an ancient telescope, given to her by a prince, that worked like a regular telescope for most, but showed wonders and marvels to those willing to see farther. How is it connected? By the concept of a tool that uses glass to extend human vision. I also make a brief reference to spectral cameras, cameras capable of capturing images of ghosts, which are from a story in Year Five called “Spectral Camera Model 57.”

[Video description: No sound. Duration is 13 seconds. Digital drawing. A hand at the bottom right corner holds what appears to be a magnifying glass over a patch of grass. Through the glass are seen bright multi-colored shapes that appear to be a cityscape seen from above.  The words “Short Story” are displayed in the middle.  Below them is written “Genre: Mystery.”  The words fade away as the story’s tagline, the first sentence of this post, appears at the top. Behind the words, a blur animation wipes down the screen.  When the image is clear again, the top right shows a folded over notebook. The tagline fades. The website name “” appears at the bottom throughout.]