#FF — Double Trouble


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Dotty and Mlady, identical twins, weren’t the kind that seemed like two parts to one whole, communicating telepathically or sharing a language nobody else was privy to. First fighting over who drank from mother’s breast that produced the most milk, to who swam Rubber Ducky around the tub, both sported scratches and bruises that had the neighbors shaking their heads.

When the twins started school, common sense would have said put them in separate classes. Indoor playtime found Dotty building lego skyscrapers that Mlady loved to Godzilla.

Now twenty-one, today they marry identical twin telepathic-like brothers and become next-door neighbors.

[100 words]

Note:  I used my cats’ names for the story.

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Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the inspiring host of Friday Fictioneers.

69 Comments Add yours

  1. What a fun take, well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Mason.

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  2. Sadje says:

    At first I thought the story was about your cats.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol. If my cats come back as humans, I can see it happening 🙂 Actually I found them side by side on my bed just a few minutes ago. Thank you for reading, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always my pleasure Li

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  3. trentpmcd says:

    Perhaps being telepathic would cause more fights than not… I know I’ve had a few thoughts that would start quite a ruckus if overheard.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL! Tru dat! Thanks for reading and your comment, Trent.

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  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Fun story, and cute kitties! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Barbara!

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  5. neilmacdon says:

    I wonder if the telepathic twins will heal the non-telepathic ones. My guess is not and the identical lives dream will crumble

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    1. msjadeli says:

      We may never know. I like the story as a metaphor also if you catch my drift…

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  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Well, as a father of twins, I can vouch for the authenticity of this tale! 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL Iain! I didn’t know you had twins. Which set are they most like??

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      1. Iain Kelly says:

        Oh, the bickering, arguing set, definitely!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Maybe they will find a nice set of twins to marry 😉

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          1. Iain Kelly says:

            That’s too far away to think about yet! 🤣

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  7. Bill says:

    My (now 16) identical twin granddaughters do seem to be two halves of one whole. even their differences are ways for one to complete the other. Perfectly done, Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So cool to be connected with identical twins. Thank you, Bill.

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  8. Nice story! Your cats look similar to ours, Tigressa (grey with black stripes) and Misty (white with gray patches). They get along with each other very well.

    Unfortunately, our Silky since she got into a bad fight with one of them doesn’t like them any longer. Now we have to keep them separate – it’s crazy what you do for pets!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh, I’m so sorry your fubabies don’t all get along. It’s taken years for these two to be able to tolerate each other. My son and his wife have 3 cats. They had the first two (females) which got along fine together and then the shelter begged them to take Jheri, who was not doing well in the big group environment. Although Jheri is now my granddaughter’s favorite (he is one who comes by her most) the other 2 cats hate him and avoid him at all costs. You’re right, it is crazy! 🙂

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  9. I expect fireworks … 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It keeps things interesting 🙂

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      1. And potentially explosive … 😉

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  10. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Some twins do have that…I’ve known a couple of them before. They knew when the other got hurt…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I can believe it. I have a book on the way about Aboriginal twins from Australia being separated at birth but still in telepathic linkage somehow. Can’t wait to read it.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I would love to know how…I knew Glenda and Brenda…most of the twins I’ve known have names like that are almost identical…why not Ralph and Sam? Sorry…my mind wanders on trivia stuff.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          LOL Some parents try to “milk” twins as sort of celebrities, I think, and that’s why they do that. I am guessing if your only claim to fame is you have twins, why not? Only half kidding.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            Yea I see that. You are right…nothing wrong with it at all. Bailey was a twin…I would think that each of them would want their claim to personal space…maybe I’m over thinking it…they may love it.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Bailey was a twin???

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              1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                Yes…it was bad. Jen had pain while pregnant…doctor said it was in her head. Then when she was around 5-6 months we started off to Florida…when going through Nashville her lips were turning blue…I pulled into Baptist Hospital and we found out that she was pregnant with Bailey plus a twin in her tubes…her and Bailey almost didn’t make it..the tube was beginning to rupture. A long night.

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Oh my gosh, Max. Thank goodness you pulled into the hospital and they knew what to do. Cannot imagine what you all went through. Thankfully angels were watching over Jen and Bailey that night. So sorry you lost one of your children that way. {{{{HUGS}}}}

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                  1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                    I was so upset at the original doctor. Jen was IN the hospital the night before. I stayed with her over night and that is when he said we would be fine on vacation…it was Jen’s head. The next morning off we went to Florida thinking it was alright.

                    I appreciate it. Yea it hurt but like you said…at least they came out ok.

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  11. Sandra says:

    That’s gofing to be one very lively neighbourhood. Love your kitties.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sandra, thanks much.

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  12. rothpoetry says:

    A great story Lisa! Hopefully they are not still fighting across the fence!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you! I am guessing they will work things out in a peaceful manner once they grow up!

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  13. memadtwo says:

    An interesting idea–who knows what changes may appear? I was thinking of your cats the entire time, picturing catladies. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Maybe a plot for the next Wes Anderson movie? His last one on animals was The Isle of Dogs, and it was really good.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        A movie–exactly.

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  14. Vartika says:

    You remind me of my childhood. An identical twin sister pair was our classmate, except marrying twin brother same story. Well done

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Vartika, so glad it took you back there. Thank you.

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  15. amiewrites74 says:

    Well that neighborhood just got more interesting. Your kitties are adorable!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Yes it did. Thank you on Dotty & Mlady.

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  16. Danny James says:

    Should have some interesting experiences coming up.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      For sure, Danny.

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  17. Dear Lisa,

    My youngest son is married to an identical twin. They’re startlingly alike in some ways and vastly different in others.
    I found your twins entertaining and laughed when they ended up with telepathic identical brothers. I’m sure no one saw the girls living so close. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, that’s so neat that your son is married to an identical twin. Do they live near each other? Thank you.
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  18. draliman says:

    There’s no separating those two 🙂

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  19. Nobbinmaug says:

    🤣I noticed the cat names right away. I do that all the time. I’m fortunate (Maybe?) to have a few from which to choose.

    I grew up with identical twins. Early, they were always together, and I couldn’t tell them apart. As we grew, each developed his own style. I’m sure it makes it harder to find one’s individuality.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Nobbin, I did not expect so many readers to have twin connections. It’s a pleasant surprise. What do you think will happen next in the story?

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      1. Nobbinmaug says:

        I think they’ll both have a set of twins. Then, those sets of twins will marry twins and have twins. The process will repeat until they have an army of twins who invade Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Seems perfectly reasonable.

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  20. James McEwan says:

    Lovely story of twins being competitive as children. However I didn’t know if I wanted to laugh or cry as they wed identical brothers and lived next door to each other. My goodness will the children get along?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, I think they are at the beginning of a new adventure. I don’t think it will be boring in any case 😉

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  21. Margaret says:

    Let’s hope they’ve grown out of their Godzilla antics or those two households could be in for a rough time. Fun story and some very interesting anecdotes in people’s comments. So many identical twins!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and your comment. Yes it is fun to hear peoples’ twin connection 🙂

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  22. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh this is fabulous! Very clever.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  23. plaridel says:

    it’s hard to tell identical twins apart, but as soon as you get to know them more, you’ll start to realize some differences in their personality and outlook. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Plaridel, by your comment, you are suggesting you’ve spent some time with identical twins 🙂 Thanks for reading.

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      1. plaridel says:

        i do. i have nieces who are identical twins.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Aha! 🙂 🙂

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  24. pennygadd51 says:

    What an exciting concept for a longer piece of writing! Tremendous potential for dramatic tension.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Penny, thanks much for reading, feedback, and support ❤

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