October 2019 Blog Battle
Our word this month is:
You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have your story shared here and on social media.
Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.
Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!
The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.
Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.
All from a Single Cell
Things I dislike about being a twin
I wonder if our egg split in the right manner
I’m right-handed, she’s left. Yes, I call her she
We have odd eyes, one blue one brown
She is like a ghost I cannot shake.
When I look in the mirror
I know I am looking at the exact copy of her
Two for the price of one
A cheap way of getting a twinset
I’m sorry if I have offended anyone
Be honest, how many of you
would like having a shadow
Follow you even when she’s not there, she is
Whenever I pass a shop window
See my reflection, I see her
If you put the two halves of us together
You would make a perfect whole
I guess that’s why a certain person in history
Had the likes of us studied, if you can call it that.
Glad I wasn’t born then
I’m sure that not all twins are like me
There must be a few who like having a spare self
Someone who knows your thoughts
Finishes your sentences
Likes everything the same, not me.
I want to be single, separate from her
That I know will never happen
Unless I do something about it
There have been times when
I could have let her step into traffic
She doesn’t always look before stepping out
I must pull her back and spend
the rest of the day asking myself why.
The older I get, the darker my thoughts
Yet somehow my hand always manages
to save her, keep her close by
A subconscious bond I cannot break
I guess I am stuck with my eternal shadow