Monster in the Mirror
By Nicholas Antinozzi
Copyright © 2012 Nicholas Antinozzi
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The characters and events in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead is coincidental and not intended by the author.
Frank and Helen Drummond were delighted when the doctors informed them that Helen was pregnant with twins. From early on, Helen Drummond took note of the many differences in her identical twin boys. Charlie was athletic and outgoing, while Eddie tended to be awkward and shy and was easily dominated by his brother. The doctors had called the boys mirror twins, a rare subset of identical twins. They were identical, yet mirror opposites of each other.
Charlie was right-handed, Eddie was a southpaw. Charlie had a quarter-sized birthmark on his left hip while Eddie had the same marking on his right. Even their hair swirled in opposite directions. Charlie was high-strung and driven, where Eddie was easygoing and carefree. Charlie was an overachiever, valedictorian of his class, captain of the football team and named All State three years in a row. Eddie struggled academically, but was artistically gifted. Eddie loved to work with wood and by the time he graduated high school, he was already an accomplished carpenter.