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Talking Stones

Rachel Stein

Gaping in disbelief, Shiri looked around her room and shuddered. Sharing a room with her twin sister, Tova, was fun most of the time. But right now it looked like a cyclone had twisted its way through every part of their living space, and Shiri felt tongues of anger lick at her insides. Why did Tova have to be such a slob?!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Their small room could hold their belongings, but when Tova threw everything all over every inch of living space, the room seemed dreadfully inadequate.
“Ouch!” Shiri yelped, stubbing her toe on Tova’s wooden game set. Colorful marbles, checkers, and assorted game pieces of various shapes and colors rolled all over the room, adding to the disarray. “This is just too much. I should really hide this whole set. That would serve her right.”
Bending down to rub her throbbing toe, Shiri straightened up and banged her head straight into a closet door left open — by Tova; who else? — which then knocked her backward a few steps.
“Maybe I should hide all her stuff,” she muttered, blinking back some tears. Grabbing hold of the game boards and some of Tova’s art supplies, Shiri tossed them into the closet and buried them under the pile of clothing covering the closet floor.

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