Ashton Deroy‘s commentary: I am very happy with Diana Skye‘s work on this creative writing fictional piece Tea with my sister. For those who don’t know I have many people I consider siblings who I love dearly.

For this story I had to write with Diana Skye because you get such a balance of two different characters. 

First of all Diana’s character is probably going to be portrayed as such a loving and moral character who finds faith.

My character on the flip side is  a bit dark, edgy even carries a bit of guilt for people he has hurt along his journey. 

The post’s featured tea is Apple Ginger mint. You can click the circle to buy it from our shop

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The tea kind of symbolizes the comfort of the sibling relationship of Diana and Ashton. Despite the honesty and openness of my character who is going to have such a dark side. There is that comfort and sweetness that you really can get from an older sister. 

The idea of this story is to tell the story of complex sibling relationships through the simplicity of meeting for tea. Siblings are basically the longest relationship you will experience in your lifetime. You know them as you grow up, they see your most wicked side, as well as your inner pain. 

With anyone else if you pulled what you did with your siblings you would likely be abandoned. With siblings however you get that extra support and understanding that you really can’t display in any other kind of relationship I have experienced in my twenty three year old adult life. 

I hope you enjoy Diana Skye’s story. 

Tea With My Sister Diana It was a gorgeous summer day in Dublin. I hurried down the street, feeling a mixture of excitement and anxiety.

I was seeing my brother for the first time in a year. I reached the Chapel Royal. “Diana!” I turned around and saw Ashton walking towards me carrying two cups. He handed one to me. “Hey Ashton, it’s good to see you,” I said, hugging him. We sat down on a bench. “Sorry I’m late. I stopped to get us tea. It’s Apple Ginger Mint.” I took a sip. It was the best tea I had in a long time.

“This is amazing! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart.” “You always had a way with words. To me it’s just fruity.” “That works too,” I said with a laugh. “So, what has been going on in your life?”

The time had come to tell him. I took a deep breath, gathering my thoughts. “Josh and I have been engaged for six months.” I held up my left hand and the diamond ring sparkled in the sunlight. “Congratulations.

When is the wedding?” “Next spring. I will send you an invitation soon. There’s something else I have to tell you.” I glanced at a pigeon landing close to us. Why was this so hard? “What is it, Diana? You can tell me anything.”

“I converted to Judaism recently.” There, I had said it. “Really? You were never that religious.” “I know, but I have learned so much from Josh and his family. I thought about it a lot and it felt right.” Ashton was silent for a moment before he responded. “If being Jewish makes you happy, then I’m happy for you. Just don’t start wearing long skirts!” “You know they are not Orthodox! My fashion sense is not changing.” We drank our tea in silence for a few minutes before Ashton spoke again.

“You aren’t the only one who has gone through changes recently.” Ashton “What’s going on?” Diana sounded concerned. It was understandable since I made some bad decisions in the past. “After my last break-up, I was really depressed and angry.

I started using marijuana, salvia & narcotics to feel better. I thought I could be responsible, but it became a problem. So I went to drug detox in the spring.” It was her turn to be shocked into silence. “You should have talked to me,” she finally said. “I knew you were busy and didn’t want you to worry. If it makes you feel better, I didn’t tell anybody before now.” “Okay, but please come to me in the future.

I can always make time for you.” “Thanks, I feel like things are finally okay. I have been sober for four months now. Still haven’t found another man though.” “It will all come in time. I had just about given up when I found Josh.”

“I’m really happy for you. Speaking of which, have you decided on a theme for the wedding?” “I’m thinking forest or beach. I definitely want it outside.” We spent the rest of the afternoon drinking tea and discussing wedding details. She would not agree to my idea of an elephant performing, but did like my cake suggestions.

“I will talk to you soon then,” she said when it was time for her to leave. “Definitely. I love you sis.” I hugged her. “Love you too, Ashton. Be safe.” As I walked home, I thought about how our lives had headed in unexpected directions. In spite of our challenges, we were closer than ever. I hoped it would not be long before the next time I had tea with my sister.

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