Sisterly Writers #amwriting

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Sisterly Writers (100 words)

My sister watched me, her teeth gnawing her bottom lip. Her words sculpted a rich story, emotion-filled.

Acid churned as jealousy flared through me. “This is the worst thing I’ve ever read,” I lied.

Her eyes grew shiny and her bottom lip quivered. She grabbed the pages from me and tore from the cabin toward the campfire where our parents sat.

“No, Allie!”

When I reached the fire, the pages were charred, sparkling red where embers feasted.

Allie sobbed against mother’s neck. “I wanted to be a writer like Kate.”

Tomorrow, maybe, I’d tell her she was far, far better.

end

Sascha Darlington

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40 replies »

  1. Ah yes, sibling rivalry is the worst — you can’t even get your parents on your side reassuring you, and you have to keep living with them! But maybe this is a great lesson that will help her deal with other people being better than her in the future.

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  2. Ah, jealousy. It’s such a bad thing… especially when someone is better at something you love. She better apologize to her sister, she should know how badly criticism can hurt the self-esteem. Great emotional writing.

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