Day 19 of the challenge!
My theme is NIFTY NUGGETS. Little nuggets of writing, based on a photo, a phrase and an object, which is designed to encourage lean, tight writing. I’m aiming for a word count of under 300 words.
Thank you to L.Diane Wolfe for providing the beautiful photo prompts. You can visit her blog to check out more pictures.
PHRASE – as different as chalk and cheese
OBJECT – micro-chip
Kevin is the enigma, marching to the beat of an alien drummer, like a robot controlled by the micro-chip implanted in its brain. Karl is predictable, an open book from beginning to end.
It’s a constant effort to manage two individuals, born two minutes apart, but as different as chalk and cheese. So where is the perfect image of the twins with the magical bond, who cling to one another and feel unhappy when they are apart?
I wonder, how can one be ignorant, protective and honest; the other boisterous, sly and savvy? Kevin slithers along the pathways of life, always in attack mode, coiled and ready to pounce at the first opportunity.
Trouble follows him everywhere. After a series of minor transgressions, my nerves are stretched taut just waiting to snap.
The first prank… amusing. Relegated to the level of childhood mischief.
The second incident… alarming. Categorised as boyhood experimentation.
And that’s excluding the endless white lies and misdemeanours.
My prayers for a respite have not been granted.
Now the boys face the headmaster for the third time in six months.
This time, Kevin has a smirk on his face, while all evidence points to Karl as the guilty party.