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Big brother Tim was acutely shy. As a boy it had manifested itself with an inability to produce coherent speech. This continued when as a young man, with all that body chemistry raging, he watched as others talked their ways into young girls' hearts and beds.

His shyness made him very angry and angrier still when little brother Andy, with no such affliction, became popular with the ladies.

Tim's happy now in the institution, talking nineteen to the dozen. Andy forgave him for cutting out his tongue. Tim was only trying to take the words out of his brother's mouth.

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    Neville Hunt over 3 years ago

    Come on Anna Maria...such wonderful craft in the concepts and writing of your comments. Push the boat out and take it to 100 words, take a risk and publish to Drablr. We're all waiting. It's just a click on your keyboard.

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    Melanie over 3 years ago

    Jealousy is a bitter cocktail. Well crafted! Love that last line.

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