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The spunky tots.

                    The twins resented being brushed aside at every family meeting. So what, if they were the youngest? So what, if they hadn't experienced life as much as the elders?  "We do have a god-damned brain inside our skulls!"  burst out Bella, the younger of the 7 year old twins, born a few minutes after Brian, her identical brother - her comrade-in-arms.
                  Six heads turned to the direction the tiny, quivering voice came from. SIx pairs of eyes looked aghast as they narrowed in on the pretty pink face, now flushed a deep red. The pin drop silence seemed to deafen every ear.  Not a muscle moved, not a mouth mumbled. It was as if they all were waiting for the next move.

                Finally, the tiny voice spoke again,"I just meant that if Stevie, the idiot, could listen in on your plans, then, so could we! We know where you have been hiding the money."

               And, there was pin drop silence, again.    

The above post has been written for Wordy Wednesday.
This week's prompt: Picture Prompt.
This week's prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger: Aparna George.




  1. How sweet! Loved this imaginative take on the picture prompt, Shilpa!! :)

  2. Cutie twins. I counted the tomatoes after you mentioned 6 pairs of eyes.. and then the story fell in place.

    1. :) I am glad it had that effect on you!

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  4. Cute! Love your take on this Shilpa! :) Similar to my take actually! ;) <3

    1. Thank you, Elly! The picture is such, I could only imagine a family of 8..the two smallest being the littlest babies of the family!

  5. Ah. Being left out can bring the frustration out. Hope the six don't squash the two for what they know. :)

    1. :) The two littlest do have it in them to give back!

  6. kids to say the darndest things! great take, Shilpa!

  7. Hahahahahhaa.. Having gone through the same feeling of 'not being included in family chats coz I'm so young' I've taken to my blog to air my views. And trust me, my family reads my blog with much more respect than the attention they give to my loud and teenage-rant type speeches! :D

    1. I can so relate to you, Mithila. I, too, used to be given the deaf ear earlier. But, now my blog gets a lot more respect than I ever did!


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