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Friday Fictioneers — Until Death Do Us Part

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Conjoined at the hip, the Siamese twins Jane and Susan reached adolescence and argued about everything, from clothes to boys.

Aged nineteen, Jane fell in love with Christopher, a gardener, who relished nature in all its diversity. He told her, “I dig you, too.”

Susan complained that Christopher smelled of manure and grass cuttings, fining him Β£10 every time his hands strayed over her body’s side of the boundary.

When it came to the diamond cluster engagement ring — a family heirloom — Susan charged him rent for use of the left-hand Jane didn’t have, threatening to sell the ring if he defaulted.

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Friday Fictioneers: 100 word stories
Photo Prompt: image (c) Santoshwriter

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46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Until Death Do Us Part

  1. Funny. Still giggling.

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  2. Amusing take on the prompt. Liked it.

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  3. Now that’s interesting! I very much enjoyed your take on the prompt! I hope Christopher carries around small bills/coins πŸ™‚

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    • I think Christopher will need a wheelbarrow full of them before Susan has finished punishing him!
      So glad you enjoyed my take on the prompt. I very much liked the beauty and simplicity of your leaf photo.

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  4. Wow! This is a fascinating and well-written take on the prompt. How ever did you come up with it?

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  5. Your mind goes into the most interesting places… Love this!
    Still smiling…

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    • Thank you, Dale πŸ™‚ Methinks that sometimes my imagination needs some degree of containment (or that’s what one of my teachers once said!). But I can’t switch it off. Even in my sleep, those dreams of mine are wildly strange and complex. Last night, I was busy battling aggressive aliens (yet again), this time by attempting to baffle them with poetry!

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      • Well methinks that teacher of yours should not have tried to hinder your creativity ~ she obviously did not succeed so that is a good thing! Don’t you dare switch it off!
        Did you succeed in baffling them? Love it. Sometimes my dreams are so weird… I really should keep a pad and pen by my bedside so I can write them down as soon as possible. Five minutes after waking is too late. They’re gone!

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  6. Very cute and tongue-in-cheek. Liked it a lot!

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  7. That’s an inventive take on the prompt – very thought provoking.

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  8. Oh I can almost feel the embarrassment at the wedding night…

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  9. Very funny and imaginative. I chuckled with each reading. I read it from all three characters’ viewpoints. Too bad the twins couldn’t settle on the same man – threesomes are fun, though I guess constantly having to share the same man would not be – especially after having to share the same body all your life.
    Randy

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    • Thank you, Randy πŸ™‚ The mind boggles at the thought of Susan finding a husband, too, and him not getting on with Jane’s husband (or getting on with him a little too well!). There are many possibilities to imagine here.

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  10. It sounds as if that marriage made in heaven comes with its own built-in hell!

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  11. Oh! This was such a delightful take on the prompt πŸ™‚

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  12. This really was a twist with rent payment due from Jane’s fiance. You had me giggling πŸ™‚

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  13. Dear Sarah,

    If I really think about this one, my mind does somersaults. Suffice it to say, this was an ΓΌber clever story with hundreds of possibilities. Well done. Brava!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Dear Rochelle,
      Yours wasn’t the only mind that did somersaults here. So did mine, when first I contemplated this story and decided what directions to take it in! And you’ve just taught me a new word. I’ve not heard “ΓΌber” before and had to look it up.
      Thanks for your kind comment.
      All best wishes
      Sarah

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  14. Interesting take on the prompt. You’ve got to get the sister-in-law on your side πŸ™‚

    These siamese twins have fallen for the same man http://www.ibnlive.com/news/buzz/it-was-love-at-first-sight-conjoined-twins-ganga-and-jamuna-have-fallen-for-the-same-man-and-hope-for-a-fairy-tale-romance-699861.html

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  15. Wow…Siamese twins…that’s a very original take on the prompt and well told story too!

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  16. Wonderful! I love how your mind works Sarah, you are so creative. Love Susan charging him rent for the left hand. Brilliant πŸ™‚ xxxx

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    • Thank you, Sherri πŸ™‚ Imagine having a nightmare like Susan glued to you for a lifetime. It would be most unfortunate if she ended up needing psychiatric treatment, forcing Jane to go along with her to the unit and having to take lots of horrid medicines that wouldn’t suit her half of their body!
      Is there a weird long story or novel lurking in here somewhere? I keep thinking of one scenario after another here, by way of dark comedy.
      PS Mister didn’t like this story D:
      xxxx

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      • Oh what a terrible thought!!! But yes, I do believe a dark comedy is just waiting to be written by you Sarah. Altough you might have to keep it from Mister… πŸ˜‰ xxxx

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  17. Love your dark humour, as always, Sarah. And poor Jane, to be anchored to that . . . well, terrible sister would be the most benign term I can think of. Can you imagine the arguments these ladies would get into, when just the two of them were there? [Well, now, thanks to your storytelling, I can! :)]

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    • Thanks, Leigh πŸ™‚ I was just wondering if the two sisters each have a dominant hand, as they have two brains between them. If so, can you imagine the number of black-eyes and various other bruises they’d inflict upon each other?

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  18. One of the most bizarre stories I’ve ever read. πŸ™‚

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  19. You’re always original Sarah, I can always count on you to take a prompt somewhere interesting, unexpected and often funny πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Andrea. I feel so well appreciated for originality in the world of blogging, but originality hasn’t helped me find a publisher as my work doesn’t fit any category … yet. On the other hand, it would be fun to found a category!

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