Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kimberly Gould Week 129: Family

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Kimberly Gould’s Picture Choice: 1

Title: Family

Peter laid a smack on Paul’s cheek. He knew his physical affection made his twin uncomfortable, but Peter couldn’t help it. It have been months since they’d seen each other last, far too long for a piece of his soul to be missing.

He had found a partner, at long last, and Mark was currently sipping cocoa and talking with Peter’s mom, but it wasn’t the same. Not at all. Mark was wonderful. He loved Peter so much and gave his time, his energy and even some financial support. Peter was always there for Mark, too. They really were a team that couldn’t operate as well without the other.

But Paul was something else. Paul was literally his other half and always had been. Their mother had often dressed them alike, and even when choosing his own wardrobe, Peter often dressed to match Paul. Another thing his twin wasn’t exactly comfortable with.

Since Peter had started bringing Mark to family gatherings, Paul had seemed to withdraw more and more. Peter half expected him to break away from the kiss and run for a seat on the other side of the room.

Surprising him, Paul slipped an arm around Peter’s waist and hugged him. “I’ve missed you, little brother.”

Peter thought he might cry. His breath had definitely caught in his throat so he couldn’t reply except by returning the embrace. Little brother. Though only four minutes younger, Peter had loved the nickname even as he pretended to hate it.

Little brother, always tucked in safely beside his older brother. Protected, loved, complete.

“Merry Christmas,” Peter finally managed to say.

“And the best new year,” Paul answered.


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Kimberly Gould is the author of Cargon: Honour and Privilege, and it's sequel Duty and Sacrifice. She can be found most places as Kimmydonn, including Kimmydonn.com



  1. Ooo, why do I feel there is more behind that tale? Nice snippet, interesting characters.

  2. I agree. There is more behind the surface of this story. Paul seems cautious to express himselfr arounnd Peter. I love the idea of twins. Please expand thos story. Loved it!