Someone Else, Somewhere Else by Jenelle Jack Pierre
"Though we were four years younger than Ariya, we'd watched teenagers before at an older cousin's house. They talked on the phone, they texted their boyfriends, they watched movies on DVDs. Sometimes, they tidied up the house by wiping the table with a damp sponge after feeding us, removing the crumbs and ring spots from the bottom of our glasses. But we'd never seen any of them work like Ariya did."
Twin sisters. Stepdaughters. Neighbors. In this short fiction, the lives of the twins are forever changed when their mother remarries and they move next door to a family unlike their own. Could their lives have been different with a flip of a coin?
This story is from Jenelle's upcoming short story collection, LOVE'S ONLOOKERS, due out August 2012.
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