Flash Fiction #150

Twins

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

DOUBLE THE PLEASURE DESTRUCTION
DOUBLE THE FUN

To have one rambunctious teenage son was….interesting. To have two – and twins – was stressful.  So different, and yet so much the same – and so competitive.  She almost needed a counsellor on speed-dial, and Valium in a Pez dispenser.  One for her; one each for the boys.

The contractor had said that the cost to repair the “Me first! No, Me!” front door would be reasonable, but would take a week.  Their automobile dealer said that the now-air-conditioned car would financially be another matter entirely.

Smart Car???! If they’d been smart, they’d have bought an old Police van with handcuff restraints.

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Got to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

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20 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #150

  1. Nice take on that photo, Archon. The story made me laugh.

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  2. Despite feeling sorry for the mother’s frustrations, I had to laugh when I read this! Well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  3. BrainRants says:

    I’m doubtful a Smart Car could possibly cause that type of damage.

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  4. Dale says:

    Looking at the two broken doors in MY house, I feel this one. Feel it big time!

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Yep, double the fun, double the tidying up, chaos, mess. I can vouch for this – fortunately mine aren’t old enough to drive yet…!

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    An old police van better than a Smart car? Definitely! In fact, anything’s better than a Smart car! Nice story, Archon. BTW are the handcuffs for the kids or for Dad, to stop him murdering the twins?

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  7. landofimages says:

    Brilliant , smart interpretation 🙂

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  8. Ha… I could imagine that door being crashed… the valium in a pez dispenser was a good image.

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  9. Dear Archon,

    I raised three boys. Thankfully none of them were twins. I loved idea of Valium in a Pez dispenser.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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