|Art by Margaret Bednar|
As they grew older, Amber became what Andy called a "snapping turtle." She'd come out of her room, snap at the first person she crossed and then retreat back into her shell. Her once smiling face morphed into a pouty Angeline Jolie-type smirk. Whenever they were forced to come together, Amber called her little brother a "smelly oaf who couldn't even comb his own ratty hair." Once converged, the siblings drifted into a parallel relationship of animosity.
|Image by Jinksy|
Until the night they were forced to put their differences aside after an accident claimed the lives of their parents. Their car had careened off the winding mountain side into the ruthless water below. Through tragedy the twins discovered the bond they had formed as children was everlasting; it was the glue that held them together. Amber and Andy moved back into the cottage by the sea where they had grown up. Before long they retreated back into a simpler life of tea parties and fairy tales, the coping mechanism which eventually drove them to the rocky waves where they met their parents and lived together as a family forever more.
Prompt inspiration: Alias Jinksy
Oh my God, no words for this, Laurie. It scares me to dig too deeply into the reason why. It certainly is an imaginative, dark tale - deeply effecting.
Thanks, Ann. I wasn't sure about it... glad you like it. I'll leave the why up to your imagination. = )
I wasn't expecting the dark ending - how sad.
Oh, my goodness me! There's a turn up for the books!
But you forgot to add your name to the Linky List! I shall away and do it for you right now!
Thanks for playing again...
From happiness to such tragedy! I can relate to the first paragraph, thank goodness. but not the rest. It's the stuff I only want to experience in books!
Amazing descriptive writing. So much in such a little amount of words. Well done my friend. well done. sad ending, I guess. Although I believe life goes on even when we die.... I don't get so sad anymore when I hear of death. Only for those that are left to grieve... you know why! Love you Laurie... sorry i've been away so long! too busy! but you've been on my mind!
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