Flash Fiction: Twin Sisters Visiting With Friends

Twin sisters went visiting with friends at their house.  The one was talkative, while they  other was bored and exhausted.  The one sister tried to draw interest in the conversation.

“Nina, you haven’t said a word so far tonight.  Is everything alright?  You’re not making a good impression on our friends by being unsociable.”

“I’ve had a long day.  First, I had to deal with complaining customers all day, then a nagging boss.  At this point, I just want to take a nap so bad,” Nina replied while leaning her head against one of the pillows on the sofa.

Her sister talked and talked and talked, causing irritation in Nina’s nerves.  She wanted to tell her sister to shut her mouth, and give someone else a chance to talk, but she thought better of it, because she didn’t want to make a scene in front of their friends.

“And anyway, I was telling Nina, why don’t you give the guy a break.  You’ve only had two dates with the guy.  Honestly, you can’t form an impression of him just by the two dates alone.  But all she did was tell me how wrong I was.  She refered to the guy as a snooze, because she found his manner of carrying himself in public atrocious, and his conversation skills dull.  She said he was dull, and…”

“Argh!  Why can’t you please give it a rest.  I told you I’ve had a hectic day as it is.  Our friends don’t need to hear about my personal life, especially all the gory details you evoke into the story.  Please just change the subject,” Nina groaned while smacking the pillow with her hand, grabbing a hold of it and fluffed it up to make it more comfortable to sleep on.

Her sister was quiet for the remainder of the night, listening patiently and courteously to their friends talking.  Part of the reason for her being quiet was because Nina embarrassed her with the outburst, and the other reason was because she was furious with Nina for scolding her like she was a child.

© Copyright, Kiki Stamatiou, 2015


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