MPW.65 / Trenton Monica & Veronica: Living for Now by Jordan Stead
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Jordan Stead Seattle, Washington
Team Cliff & Vi

Story Summary

Fraternal but seemingly identical 19-year-old twins and lifelong Trenton residents Monica and Veronica Vestal share everything - a job, a home, the lifelong bond of sisterhood and two differing but strangely similar paths of early motherhood.

Monica, mother of 3-year-old Kayden, trades off working during a six-day workweek at Sonic with the three-month pregnant Veronica to manage taking care of her son. 

With mutual uncertainty as to who will serve as their respective children's father figures, the two sisters recently moved into a trailer on the edge of town to raise a family as best they know how.

"We live for now, and not for what is going to come. I change my mind a lot – but with a baby, it doesn't really work out that way." – Veronica Vestal