Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Twins

I decided to bring you a story treat today.  Thanks to Flash Fiction Flourish, I get plenty of inspiration to turn out brief little stories that I hope are packed with intrigue.  

The Twins

The twins worked in tandem.  As soon as Bobby and Billy learned to walk, they toiled together to build the toy skyscrapers that brought them to the cookie jar.  When one got in trouble, the other rushed in with a distraction.

People quickly noticed how in sync they were, and always without a word.  Testing at age 8 revealed that they were telepathically connected.  They often used this gift to mischievous ends, but nothing serious.

Gift turned to curse at 17.  

When a dead body appeared in their backyard, Bobby went to the police. "I did it.  I don't remember it, but I know I did it."

Billy remembered.  The girl liked Bobby better.  Being a twin, Billy rarely got anything to himself, and he was sick of it.  He was strong enough to plant the guilt in his brother's mind afterwards.

Now he was free.

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  1. Ooh love the twist at the end! I also love the idea of twins being telepathic, that would make an interesting story! :)

  2. Gotta love the evil twin stories! Good job. :)

  3. I've got twins and they are just like this. Only 3 more years until they're 17 ulp!

    marc nash

  4. Great opening paragraph. Succint but saying so much about them.