‘No,’ Three says, grabbing my hand. ‘Here, like this.’ She hands me chopsticks, says something that sounds like it’s a ducky mess* and tucks in. I look at the sushi. Why can’t I take it in my hand like I normally do?
Two bursts in. ‘Donde esta mi arroz?’ She glares at Three. ‘Don’t you dare use that lame excuse again. I checked. They sell Japanese rice online.’
‘Say something, One,’ they whinge in unison.
They’re driving me bonkers. I wanted my clones to travel. I wanted to absorb their experiences. Instead, I’ve become the arbiter in the rice wars.
The story was inspired by the following posts (thank you, ladies!), which in turn were a response to the Clone Wars prompt:
- Runner With a Blog: Blogging 101 Exercise
- In Other Words: Making a Prompt My Own – Clone Wars
- Word Shamble: Hello Me, This is Me
- FranklyWrite: Two Cloes
* As much as I’d like to be able to take credit for it’s a ducky mess, I didn’t come up with it. It’s from the Sarah & Duck episode Fast Slow Bungalow. If you have small children, check it out. It’s brilliant.