… huh. Interesting.
As kids, the twins chattered a lot. They constantly interrupted each other and never made much sense to others either. They were overtly chirpy and out of control. On an unfortunately hot day, when the teenage boys were annoying her more than usual, the mother just snapped. Using the powers she was granted from being tolerant for years together, she cursed them. ‘Only one of you can talk at a particular time.’
A flash in the sky, torrential downpour later, the teenage boys grew silent. Not realising what her curse meant, she enjoyed the new found silence. Over the years she noticed that only one of them spoke for months on while the other remained hidden in silence. Occasionally, he responded in mono-syllables. Especially when the other was real chatty. She tried to undo her error but they remained like that despite all her efforts. Even if they weren’t in the same space, same…
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