A Question For God: Friday Fictioneers – 28th September, 2022

“Mummy, why do Charlie and I look the same on the outside, but are so different on the inside? You said we’re identical twins?!”

The twins were chalk and cheese. Charlotte was always staring out the window at goodness knows what…birds, the clouds, maybe she could even see something in the seemingly invisible air. Captivated by the old oil lamps, she found meaning in their flickering flames. Bridget loved to run. Charlotte’s side of the bedroom was pink with her books neatly filed in rainbow order. Bridget’s was a cyclone.

Sophie couldn’t offer any explanation and simply said: “Ask God.”

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100 words PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields 

People intrigue me and so often I marvel at the seemingly whacky way we’re all put together and in the end we can only ask God for a “please explain”.

I hope you are all having a great week.

This is another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Best wishes,

Rowena

17 thoughts on “A Question For God: Friday Fictioneers – 28th September, 2022

  1. michael1148humphris

    A fascinating question, which got me thinking about the twins that I have known, chalk and cheese, yet with very strong personal links

  2. Tannille

    Twin psychology — never be like your twin, carve your own identity. Interestingly, studies find identical raised apart are more alike than those raised as siblings.

    Your story reminds me of all those Sweet Valley books I read growing up, starring twins who were like night and day.

  3. Rowena Post author

    The only insight I’ve had is if Mum and Dad are opposites, the kids could be as well. Not only from each other, but also you as a parent. Our daughter is quite an introvert and I’m an extroverted extrovert and sometimes I felt abandoned. I have the same situation with my mother. My advice to people dating now would be look at the extreme relatives in your partners family nd consider whether you could manage a child down that path. We look at the shining lights and hope the kids will turn out like them but it doesn’t always work out that way.
    That’s today’s opinion anyway.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

  4. Bear

    Having practically raised twin boys… I know this well. Like night is to day they were. One plotted, the other carried it out. So opposite, yet so alike they were. Sigh… I miss them. Great story… and I have a whole list of questions for God when I get there!

  5. Gary A Wilson

    You nailed this one Rowena.
    After observing many kids from the same parents I have to conclude that almost any similarities may have resulted only thanks to a consistent application of brute force.
    💪 😃 🥊

  6. msjadeli

    I like how the parent responded to the child. Too many parents are quick to make something up if they don’t have the answer. Now I want to know what God answered 😉

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