Identical Twins

Georgian writers Ilia Chavchavadze and Ivane Machabeli playing chess, 1873 St Petersburg. Public domain photo
Georgian writers Ilia Chavchavadze and Ivane Machabeli playing chess, 1873 St Petersburg. Public domain photo

Clearing my head I began looking around. Three pawns and a rook lay near me on our bedchamber floor.

Palms to my eyes only made it worse. I tried to command consciousness to return.

I remembered four nights ago meeting Amelia. Actually Chadwick had seen her first. She was gorgeous. Instantly she became the object of our affections; another rivalry.

For the last 19 years we had been both striving to acquire the same things. Mother had tried to stop the competition; but Father had said what didn’t kill us would make us stronger.

A normal competition: best two out of three. The one worthy to escort Amelia to the King’s Ball would have to show financial stability- Double Attack Black Jack, athletic prowess- Around the World: Darts, and intellectual acuity- Chess.

A tie score: the chess showdown.

“Chadwick! Delwyn! Amelia is here!” Father was downstairs.

Puzzled, I looked at my stained hands. “What was I doing with this dagger?” 

Written for Flash! Friday (My first entry) 160 words

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