AGLET

A SHORT STORY

     I have a seventeen-year-old twin sister named Bailey. The family calls her Bay for short. I did for a spell until finding clarity. So, I defected like Nikita. My new nickname for her is galvanizing. It’s the pink panther theme song.  

 She detests it though like oatmeal, and I relish it. But I hate oatmeal, too. It’s not a twin thing. It just pulverizes my taste bugs. 

     Every family dinner, “Will you please pass the rolls, Ba Dop, Ba Dop, Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Da… Da Ba Da Ba Da.” Every night, “Goodnight, Ba Dop, Ba Dop, Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Da… Da Ba Da Ba Da.” Every morning, “Good morning, Ba Dop, Ba Dop, Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Da… Da Ba Da Ba Da.” 

I’ve never seen her so vexed before. I only utter it around our family. So, now whenever I see Bailey at school with her boyfriend and friends, “Hey, Ba Dop, Ba Dop, Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Dop Ba Da… Da Ba Da Ba Da.”

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© Shamar English

 

Bio:  Shamar is originally from Santa Barbara, California, but now lives in Douglasville, Georgia. He has an Associate of Arts Degree in film from Georgia State University and is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree at Georgia State University.