The splendor of himself. His limbs, his hair, his eyes, his voice — perfection.
Edmund had always been taller. He was admired and broke the heart of his first girl at fourteen.
At fifteen he was invincible, at sixteen he only listened to himself.
Unnoticed by everyone; his twin brother Luke stayed silent and let himself be trampled on,
But roads diverged. Luke went to university; Edmund started making money in any way he could.
They didn’t meet again, until Edmund, out of rehab, came to stay with Luke and his family.
Edmund still only craved a full length mirror.
The image this week made me think in more symbolic ways, and of course Narcissus came to mind. But what if Narcissus had a twin brother, who later surpassed him in beauty? What if this brother grew up to be a great and humble man? Maybe it would have been like Edmund and Luke.
I also take the opportunity to market the collaborative collection of short stories that is now finally on Amazon. My story is one of fifteen, and we are all writers local to the Stockholm area.
Friday Fictioneers is a blogging group of authors who write 100 word flashfiction every week under the leadership of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
February 10, 2016