“Switcheroo”: identical twins, a hot party, and familiar character names// StayHomeWriMo Day 6

Hey everyone!

Today’s post is very late in the day but I have a surprise- all the character names are based off of my blogging friends and the people who’ve commented on my posts lately 😀

There’s Elle (El), Ema (Emma), Sofia (Sophie), Julia (Ju), Amber (Amber lol), Becka (Beck, Becky), Asha (Ash), Cerys (Ceres), Elsa (Elsie), Lucia (Lucy), Mukta (also Mukta). I hope you guys like it!! 😀 (also forgive me if your name isn’t in this, I’m so sorry! especially my more recent/ less frequent comments haha)

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Prompt: Identical twins, a party invitation, and a sickness.

“I have literally nothing to wear today!” Elle complained, throwing herself onto her bed.

I watched from the other bed as my identical twin sister threw a fit, complaining about not having anything new in her closet.

“Why don’t you just wear something from your dresser? You never touch that stuff.”

Elle huffed. “Um, of course I can’t! Those are all my winter clothes and all of them are too ugly and out of place for going to Sofia McLean’s party which is in October, Ema. I mean, it’s Sofia. All her friends are going to be in designer clothes- oh!”

Elle clutched her stomach, leaning forward and bringing her hand to cover her mouth.

Instantly I was out of the bed and by her side. “Are you okay? What happened?”

She groaned and I helped her ease herself onto the bed. “God, I have cramps. Today sucks!”

I bit my lip. “Do you want me to call Mom?”

Elle nodded and grimaced again.

“Mom?” I called, jogging down the stairs.

“Yes, honey? Is it Elle or Ema- I have my headphones on, sorry!” she called back.

I stood next to her. “It’s Ema. And Elle’s sick. She has cramps or something, I think.”

Mom sighed. “Oh, dear. Let me get the Tylenol, you can go up and talk to her.”

I headed upstairs again, where Elle was sitting up in her bed.

“Okay, listen.” she started. “I just had it and I know you aren’t going to like it but I really think you should go to Sofia’s party instead of me.”

I rolled my eyes and started to speak but she cut me off.

“No, seriously, Ema. I mean it. The invitation to Sofia’s party is literally my ticket to being part of her clique. I can’t throw away this chance!”

I huffed and sat on the bed with her. “Yeah, no. I’m not going just because of your stupid social status. You know how much I hate parties, right?”

Elle folded her hands and made puppy eyes at me. “Please? It’ll mean so much to me and no one will even know the difference. All you need to know is that Sofia is a rich, pretty girl who’s a national-level gymnast and her best friends are Elsa and Lucia. See? Easy!”

I glared at her. Her puppy eyes always worked on everyone- even me, her twin sister. “You said that you had nothing to wear, though?” I ended up asking a question instead of telling her.

Elle perked up. “Actually, Ema, I have this one dress that’ll fit you but not me… I gained a few pounds over the summer before I could wear it and I’m an inch taller than you.”

I groaned internally. I was really counting on her having nothing to wear- and obviously, I had nothing either.

But she was already out of bed, hobbling to her closet and picking out a yellow babydoll dress.

“This’ll look so cute on you!” she exclaimed, holding it to my body and cocking her head. “Wait, let me just get this-”

She shoved a few things in my hands and pushed me to the bathroom we shared. When I emerged I was wearing a tight tan turtleneck (yay, alliteration) under the yellow babydoll dress.

“Aw, you’re so cute!” Elle commented, now sitting on my bed. “I have the perfect boots for you.”

I stepped into knee-high tan boots that matched the turtleneck and admired myself in the mirror.

Okay, I did look pretty cute.

“Here, here, look- this is what my friends are wearing. We all agreed to wear tan, so we’d be matching.” Elle says, scrolling through her phone.

She hands it to me and I see the first pictures: Julia Fernandez, or Ju, one of Elle’s oldest friends, is rocking a red cropped sweater over a flared tan skirt. Her brown frizzy curls pile up over her left shoulder and her shiny pink lips are pursed.

I swipe and see Amber, another one of Elle’s friends. Her short dark brown hair is slick and perfectly bobbed. Amber’s wearing a two-piece: the top is a dark blue corduroy tube top and the bottom is a matching flared bell-bottom pants. She wears a tan bomber jacket over it. Amber’s an actual model, so of course, it looks great on her.

Then there’s Rebecka, the last of the ‘girl gang’, with her shoulder-length blonde curls and a more intricate (but still somehow simple) outfit. She’s wearing a short and simple tan crop-top over a pink mesh long-sleeved top with pink hearts on it. Her skinny jeans are tucked into holo platform high-tops.

I groan. “I’ve got to be matching with your friends? But they’re so… hot.”

Elle laughs. “Well, we’re identical twins. If I’m good enough for them, you are too.”

I stick my tongue out at her but don’t say anything. It’s true- if I act well enough, no one will be able to tell that I’m Ema, not Elle.

Suddenly I feel a bitter taste in my mouth. It feels like a betrayal. I’m going to Sofia McLean’s party with the most popular girls in our private school even though I’ve made fun of them so many times with my closest friends, Asha and Cerys.

I can’t ever tell them about this, I thought.

Still, it was nice to feel pretty and, well, look pretty. Not to be cliche, but I normally didn’t look amazing at school. It wasn’t like I didn’t want to- I just didn’t have the time. I mean, I valued my sleep more.

Elle handed me a few accessories, did my hair to look like hers, and put some lipgloss and kohl in my eyes.

“Listen up, sis,” she said, looking me in the eye. “Today you’re not Ema. You’re Elle Mukta Singh, and you’re going to do a damn-good job of being me, okay? And not just for me. It’s for you to be confident and to know that you can hang out with the ‘cool’ crowd and fit in. You’re amazing, Ema. I believe in you.”

I felt a smile tug at my mouth. “Thanks, Elle. Love you.” I said.

She hugs me and then pushes me away. “Go get them, Em! Just remember everything that I told you.” She had briefed me for ten minutes earlier.

I rolled my eyes but smiled a little. “Sure, whatever.”

But secretly, I was sort of- only sort of– excited. The only problem is, would the girls believe that I was Elle?

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Whoops, it looks like you guys don’t get to read the actual fun! 😂 totally gotta love that 😉

Do you have a twin or a sibling that looks like you? If you did have a twin, would you ever switch places? Did you find your name in this story?

xoxoadiforadi1

33 thoughts on ““Switcheroo”: identical twins, a hot party, and familiar character names// StayHomeWriMo Day 6

  1. This story was 100% my favourite! 😂 Probably to do with the fact I featured in it paha! 🤭 I can’t believe you made me a model aww 🥺 I loved reading this so much and ahhh I nearly threw my phone to the other side of the room when you didn’t continue to the party! Damn, I love what I was wearing 😉 This was so fun to read, and I don’t have a twin but if I did I think it would be so funny to switch places with them! 😂 Loved this so much Aditi, another super awesome story xx

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    1. Thank you so much !! 😂 lmao yess it actually started with me thinking Elle would be a good name for the sister and suddenly Sofia popped into my head and I was like screw this, let’s make them all bloggers 😂 hahahah I’m soooryy 😭🥰 Yess! You were a model!! 😭 ikr, if I did I would totally do that. Thank you!!! 🥺

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      1. Of course! ❤️ So fun to read 😂 Haha these crazy ideas be really going places! I love it so much, and it’s okay, I forgive you! 🥺🤞 Aww – that was so sweet making me a model 🙂 Same! Imagine us as twins, we’d be seriously switching all the time 😂 No worries! x

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    1. OMG YESS THAT DOES MAKE SENSE! XD i wasn’t intending that but you do LoOk like her so why not 😂 hehehehhehehe yOu’LL nEveR kNoW, rEbEcKa. (jk I’ll make a sequel XD)

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  2. *gasps* Omg I’m so honored

    I love this story so much! I just wish we got to see how she did at the party, but I get that you probably didn’t want it to get too long. It’s so amazing though! I really love how the two sisters interact!!

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    1. *virtual hug* no problem!!
      Haha I’ll write a part 2 of this since a lot of people have asked. Yeah it was already over a thousand words haha I didn’t want to over-do it. Yay!! ❤ thankuuu 😀

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  3. Omg you mentioned me first which I’m totally gonna focus on & not the fact that I ‘gained a few pounds’ and was basically sick in it 😂 (you’re so lucky I love you so much! 😡)
    But yes – my famous puppy eyes making everyone obey my every whim 🥺 I love that I’ve actually used puppy eyes on you recently 😂

    But also read your response to Amber’s comment AND THE WHOLE THING WAS BASED ON ME I AM YOUR MUSE *gleeful laughter into the sunset*

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    1. I actually came up with your character first if that helps XD. (your character was my fav also why I named her Elle because IT WAS FITTING) (And Elle inspired all the other characters!!) (here is me just hyping you up so you don’t stop loving me and kill me) OMG NOOO, WHY DO YOU CARE?! It’s just a few pounds sis 😂 I was going to have the MC, your twin, be me, but it made more sense to name her Ema. You can consider her me though XD XD. ALSO YOUR CHARACTER IS THE MOST GORGEOUS AND POPULAR TBH (even though we only acTuaLLY met two characters plus the mom).
      HAHA yes your puppy eyes are legendary 🥺
      YES IT WAS, ARE YOU HAPPY?!

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  4. Ahh… I loved reading this and I love that you decide to put blogging friends names in it!! I loved spotting them all and ahh.. I was in it!! *blushes* That is so cool and I’m honoured. My grandad used to call me Sophia on occasion as well. Also hosting a party, go me!! I hope it was a good party!! 😉
    I loved this whole story of getting ready and a twin swap, me and one of my friends used to get called by each other’s name at school. I think because we were quiet and had blonde, curly hair. We didn’t look alike!! Haha!!
    I loved you describing all the outfits as well !! The style in this post!!
    Also this — “I just didn’t have the time. I mean, I valued my sleep more.” is my morning routine in a nutshell!!
    AWESOME POST!! I LOVED READING IT!! ❤

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    1. Yes, you were actually the second name I came up with! Yaa, you’re the most popular of them all 😉 and rich and pretty haha 😀
      Haha yes I love the twin swap trope so I definitely needed to weigh in!! 😍 haha wow that’s hilarious!
      Thank you 🤗 that was so fun to write- I love describing outfits XD XD.
      EXACTLY, THAT’S WHY I DON’T LOOK LIKE A MODEL WHEN I GO TO SCHOOL (also because I don’t… look like… a model XD)
      THANK YOU ❤

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  5. OMGG WHAT!?! This is so GOOD asdfghjkl Awww thank you, I am super honoured!😃 This is such a sweet story and I loved how thoughtful you were when you decided it! (And of course, let’s not forget how original it was- this is creativity at it’s best) I don’t have a twin, but a sibling who is only a year younger than me, so we like to consider ourselves as twins sometimes, mainly because we think alike.
    And I actually was searching for you in the story😂 I wanna know what will happen at the partyyyyy pweeees😢
    Loved this post!!❤

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    1. YAYAY I’m so glad you saw this post! and thank you omg, you’re boosting my ego smsmsm :O I have a little brother who’s four years younger than me so no haha, we can definitely not pass as twins. But I have best friend born on the same day as me so we call each other twins!! 😀
      Haha even though the MC’s name was Ema, I kind of consider her to be me? haha idk if that makes sense
      Thank youuuu!

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  6. AWWWW thank you so much for including me in this!!!!!!!! you’re way too sweet ashfsdjdfkjj i’m gonna go cryyyy nowwwww 😭😭😭😭 also, the whole concept behind this was SO cool, i loved the relationship between the twins!! how dare you leave us on a cliffhanger?!?!?!?!!! WE NEED TO KNOW MORE PLS UPDATE 😂😂

    anyways, i know i say this a lot but i love your writing style… this was so fun and i really hope you’ll do a part two! thank you soooo much again 💖💖💖

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    1. AHHH OF COURSE!! 😄🥰💙 noooo no cryinggg, save your tears for something that deserves it 🥺 HAHA I WILL!
      awww thank you so much angel!! it means so much 🥺 and thank YOU! 💙

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  7. why….WHY DID’NT I SEE THIS EARLIER T.T
    *insert tears of joy* I am so so SO honored, Aditi, srsly, waaaa I’m so happy right now T.T
    I admit I’m intrigued, can she pull it off? I mean, real friends would figure it out, right???? omigosh, if they don’t…….that’s not really good, is it :\ it’s like disaster both ways: if they figure it out, she’s done for, and if they don’t, well, what does that say about Elle’s friends!!?!?!
    GAHH WHY DO YOU ALWAYS END AT A CLIFFHANGER!?!?!??!

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    1. I DON’T KNOW CERES!! *cry/laughs with you* awwww I’m so glad you liked the little mention! You totally deserved it ahah.
      Hahaha well I did publish the part 2!! 😉 you’ll find out then XD.
      AHAHHA I KNOW RIGHT- it’s crazy because either way it’s a lose-lose situation XD.
      I’M SORRY (not at all XD) CERES!! ❤

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  8. Aww it’s awesome that you named the characters in this after your blogging friends. And I love twin stories; they can be so, so addictive! I look forward to reading part two in a second (I suppose that’s one good side about disappearing from my blog, no waiting to pick up the second parts of these :L)

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