Friday, April 12, 2013

55: Brother


On a dark April night when I was nine, my aunt arrived hurriedly. Mom and dad rushed out the door. There were confusion and excitement and fear, and tears of uncertainty. I remember standing at the old front door, being consoled in a way I’d never experienced.

The next day, I had a baby brother.
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FFF-55 Vol. LII. Tell a story in exactly fifty-five words. Go see G-Man.

12 comments:

  1. oy i thought it was going to be a darker ending than that...but it def will change your world...that is for sure...

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  2. I loved that this ended happily (I hope--because there were times I wished all my siblings away!). When I was three, my baby sister was born and my Mom held her up at the hospital window and I wondered (at the time) why everyone was fussing over a blanket! :)

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  3. ... talon's comment (a blanket) ha ha. I hope your memories are wonderful and your relationship still close.

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  4. Very cool 55! exciting and heartfelt, thanks!

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  5. It's rather an overwhelming event when you're a child--the circle around you realigns, and that is scary. Great 55!

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  6. Oh,yes! How intense those feelings at the age of nine. I remember right where I was and what I was doing at the age of nine when my mother told me she was pregnant with what would turn out to be a baby brother. Funny....I thought I was so old.

    Thanks for the memory!

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  7. Ha! I wasn't expecting that ending!

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  8. Linc...
    Nice twist at the end.
    Some siblings are a Joy
    Some....A pain in the Keester
    Loved your nativity 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for being such a great support today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  9. So descriptively told, and I loved that you obviously remember exactly how you felt and kept the memory pure in your writing. So, is the picture of your now-grown brother?

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  10. Did you try to send him back? I tried sending mine back but he was already into his 30's by then so I sent him to St. Louis instead. I liked this, good arc in the telling.

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