Making Lifetime Choices - Fiction

Updated on November 29, 2019
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Sad Day

Analisa sat alone on the park bench, the scowl on her face as dark as the gathering thunderclouds. She had just turned 21 years old yesterday, and she broke up with her boyfriend, Tom. Plus, her identical twin sister had been missing for three days1. Well, she wasn't exactly missing, but they had talked almost every day since birth. Alalisa’s sister, Angela, had gotten mad at Analisa and she stormed out of their apartment a week ago.

Analisa and Angela are both petite, attractive blondes with sky blue eyes. They are both personable, and they had supportive parents when growing up. That is where their twin identities changed. Angela made excellent grades and was focused on her life goals.

Analisa was a sweet, unassuming girl but she was not as driven to succeed in life. She made friends easily, but she also let people take advantage of her sometimes. Angela was born four minutes before Analisa. So, Analisa often thought her sister was too bossy since she was born a bit earlier. Angela thought that was ridiculous, and she knew everyone ultimately had a choice to make in life.

Actually, Angela had always been protective of her twin sister. She was afraid for her sister. She knew Analisa’s boyfriend, Tom, had slapped Analisa across the face. It left a welt on the left side of her cheek. Analisa had refused to break up with Tom. She said she loved Tom and “He really didn’t mean it”.

Angela knew this guy was bad news. Angela heard Tom order Analisa around more than once, and she did not like him. If he slapped Analisa when they were dating, Angela knew he would only get worse if they decided to marry. She was so frustrated with Analisa because she was fear for her sister’s safety.

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Confrontation Again

Analisa walked back to the apartment as she wanted to get back before the oncoming rain. The apartment was only a ten minute walk. To her surprise, Angela was sitting on the sofa when she arrived home. Analisa looked at her and said, “Where have you been? You didn’t even tell me you were going anywhere.”

Angela replied, “I just needed to get away for a couple of days.”

“You could have told me you were planning to go out of town.”

Angela replied, “I didn’t go out of town. I went to stay with mom and dad for a few days. I like to go back home to think sometimes.”

“Well, I think it was rude of you not to tell me,” Analisa replied as tears ran down her cheeks. “You act like I am not old enough to make decisions in my life.”

“I was only 15 miles away, and I did NOT want to see you ruin your life by sticking with Tom.”

“I called mom a couple of days ago, and she did not tell me you were there. I suppose you told them everything!” Analisa almost shouted.

“No, I didn’t tell them anything. I just said I missed them after being away at college so much in recent years. And, I told them you and I had a disagreement, but I didn’t tell them Tom slapped you in the face.”

“Well, I hope you are happy because I broke up with Tom Friday night,” Analisa stated. “I knew it was the right thing to do. We had so much fun most of the time, but sometimes he got mad over the stupidest little thing.”

“Really, I thought you were going to stick with him.”

“I guess I was a little jealous of you and Jim. He treats you so well. You are also getting a degree in medicine, so you seem to just know everything,” Analisa said with a sad voice.

“Analisa, that is not entirely true. Yes, Jim is a great guy but our relationship is new. I do not plan on having anything permanent while I am in college. And, I don’t know everything. I am just less impulsive I guess.”

“Angela, I really thought about what you said. I decided that it was in my best interest to break up with Tom. It was my decision after all. I decided I didn’t want to spend time with a man who would slap me. Anyway, I have also decided to go back to college for my master’s degree.”

Angela jumped up and ran over to hug her twin. “I am so happy for you. I want you to have the best future in the world. Getting your master’s degree is wonderful!” They hugged each other tight with happy tears at that point.

Best Friends Forever

© 2019 Pamela Oglesby

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  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 hours ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Genna, Those lessons are so true. I do love a happy ending. I appreciate your nice comments.

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    Genna East 

    5 hours ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Sisterly love in its truest form brings forth lessons we learn from each other, and lasts a lifetime. This well-written story with a happy ending is perfect.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    7 days ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Maria, Thank you so much for the compliments. I don't write fiction too often, but I do enjoy it occasionally.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and that you are getting in the holiday spirit. Love & hugs.

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    Maria Jordan 

    7 days ago from Jeffersonville PA

    Sisters sure can fight and love at the same time. You did a great job of capturing this irony in this story, dear Pamela. I was missing some of your fiction - thank you!

    Have a peaceful evening. Love, Maria

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 days ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Liz, Thank you for your nice comments.

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    Liz Westwood 

    8 days ago from UK

    This is an interesting and heart warming tale of support and reconciliation.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 days ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Ms Dora, It is nice to have someone looking out for you. I appreciate your comments.

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    Dora Weithers 

    11 days ago from The Caribbean

    I regret not having a sister. I think we would have had a caring, empowering relationship like this one. Great to have someone interested in seeing you make healthy choices. Good read.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 days ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Lora, I am really glad you liked this story. I thought twin sisters should be close and really care about each other. Thank you so much for your comments.

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    Lora Hollings 

    11 days ago

    Excellent job on this story, Pamela! I really liked the way you portrayed the sisters in the story as showing such genuine concern for each other despite their differences at times. Bottom line, is that they really love each other and you really brought this out in the dialogue of your story. I love the happy ending too and I enjoyed reading it.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    12 days ago from Sunny Florida

    H Flourish, It could have gone either way, but I like happy endings. I appreciate your comments about the conversation as I am not very confident when writing short stories. Have a good week.

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    FlourishAnyway 

    12 days ago from USA

    Their lives definitely could have gone in different directions but you made it a positive ending. Your conversations flow well.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    12 days ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Shauna, I very much appreciate your kind comments. I love happy endings. Have a great week, Shauna.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    12 days ago from Central Florida

    Nice response to the challenge, Pamela. I'm glad Analisa came to her senses and that she and her sister remain on good terms.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    13 days ago from Sunny Florida

    hi Sean, I am glad you enjoyed this short story. I appreciate your comments and hope you have a good day.

    Thank you for prayers. God bless you.

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    Ioannis Arvanitis 

    13 days ago from Greece, Almyros

    A lovely story with many allegories! Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed it!

    Prayers for you and much Love!

    Sean

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Chris, It could have been much worse for Analisa, but I like a happy ending most of the time. You comments are appreciated.

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    Chris Mills 

    2 weeks ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

    This story could have gone either way. You took the route to a happy ending. Well done.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Robert, It took me a while to come up with a different type of idea, but I guess it worked out. I appreciate your comments, Robert.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    2 weeks ago

    A lovely story about a sister's loyalty. A good and different angle. Nicely played.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi John, I love happy endings too. I appreciate your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi MG Singh, I am glad you loved this story. Thank you for your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Clive, That is a good question and I am not sure. Thanks for commenting.

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    Clive Williams 

    2 weeks ago from Jamaica

    Nice Story...When is the Next?

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    MG Singh 

    2 weeks ago from Singapore

    What a sweet wonderful tale. I loved it and thank you.

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    John Hansen 

    2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

    A worthy response to the challenge, Pamela, and we all love happy endings.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Linda, I am very happy about receiving your praise. It is much appreciated as I am not very confident when writing fiction. Thank you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    Linda Chechar 

    2 weeks ago from Arizona

    What a great storyline about twins. The fiction is a wonderful tale!

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Bill, You know how I like happy endings. Thanks for commenting. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving too.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Ruby, I am glad to hear from someone that is close to a set of twins. Your comments is appreciated.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Devika, i appreciate your comment.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Eric, Thanks for commenting.

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    Eric Dierker 

    2 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Beautiful and I thank you.

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    Devika Primić 

    2 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    I enjoyed the challenge you took on here. Your focus on the twins tells me you are a serious writer and have lots to offer to your readers.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

    This is a good story and lessons to be learned. My husband is an identical twin and their closeness is apparent. You met the challenge well.

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    Bill Holland 

    2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

    Hooray for Analisa! Great decision and a Happy Ending!!!!

    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving, Pamela!

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Tiyasha, I am glad you enjoyed this short story. Thank you for your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Rosina, I am very glad you lked the story. I love happy endings too. I appreciate your comments.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    2 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Lorna, I certainly love the praise but I really don't think of myself as a writer of fiction too often. I will have to think what might be done as a sequel. I know twins are protective of each other, so I suppose there are endless possibilities, Thank you, Lorna.

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    Lorna Lamon 

    2 weeks ago

    This is such a good read Pamela - one to curl up in a chair with. I have cousins who are twins and I could see similar parallels within your story. That protectiveness of the younger sibling came through quite strongly. I hope you are planning a sequel - I loved it.

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    Rosina S Khan 

    2 weeks ago

    A fantastic fiction about twins, Pamela! I always love happy endings. I also loved the video at the end. Thank you for your contribution.

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    Tiyasha Maitra 

    2 weeks ago from New Delhi

    Nice response to Liz's challenge. I enjoyed reading it.

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