Posted by: Author | January 2, 2023

Tuesday Tales- Jan 3, 2023

This week’s word prompt for the writers of Tuesday Tales is pillow. I’m working on a series of short stories to be released in the fall of 2023. This story is about a brother and sister pop duo who have been estranged and broken up for several years. They are cutting a record together but separately in her home studio.

check out the other tales here.

Mickey slapped his hands on his thighs. “No time like the present.”

Startled, she gulped too fast and scalded her throat with the hot liquid. “What?” 

“He’s downstairs.”

“You brought him in my house while I was gone? Before asking me?” Rage threatened to boil over. 

He held his hands up in surrender. “He wanted to come do the track. I let him, knowing you were out. He’d just finished when we heard you opening the gates. No nefarious plan. If you don’t want to do it now, you can head upstairs and I’ll walk him out.”

Nervous but a bit glad she didn’t have to dread the meeting for several days, Noel  shrugged. “Might as well get it over with.”

“What kind of attitude is that?” 

“The one I have, Mickey. You sideswiped me and you’re questioning my attitude?”

He had the grace to look chagrined. “Sorry. Sorry.”

She knew he’d been her biggest supporter as she’d navigated life without her twin, but she wasn’t happy with him in this moment. “Let’s do this.” She punched one of the bland white throw pillows on the bland white couch on her way past. “I didn’t get a chance to tell you I’m redecorating.” 

Mickey glanced over his shoulder at her. “Finally tired of the sterile look?”

“Yeah. It’s past time to put my own mark on this house.”



  1. Nice set-up for this new story. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to put distance between yourself and your twin. You’ve set the stage beautifully. Looking forward to perhaps a reconciliation? And your story.

    • thanks Jean. It is part of a series of 12 short stories that I am endeavoring to have ready by early fall this year.

  2. Intrigued by this. It takes a lot to tear twins apart. Can’t wait to find out what went wrong here. Great scene.

    • thanks Susanne.  It does take a lot!  

  3. Oh wow, it must be incredibly tough to seperate twins. Great snippet!

    • Thanks Vicki. It is. We have several sets of twins in the family and woe betide anyone who gets between them. 😀


  4. Oh my gosh, I’m looking forward to the inner workings on this. How heartbreaking for twins to be at such emotional odds from one another. Great start!

    • Thanks Flossie. I’m finding these characters interesting

  5. I can feel how angry she is with him. And I love your use of pillow. Great job!

    • thanks ❤

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