Family Ties

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Photo Credit: Sonya-Only 100 Words

Seven year old Alicia’s face contorted with fury and she pushed her younger brother Alex into the sunflower bed.

“I hate you!” she screamed, running away.

Years later brother and sister stood near the same flowerbed.

“Those were the days, uh?” said Alicia.

Both smiled at each other. They’d fought, hit, kicked but always made up. They’d played detective together, buried ‘treasure’ and played harmless pranks on the neighbours. Every Christmas they’d open their presents at exactly the same time. Their bond only grew stronger with time and Alex was more like an elder brother to Alicia,Β though she’d never admit it.

Now, Alicia was getting married and moving away, Alex got a job across town, Dad had retired and was taking Mum on a cruise. Life was wholly taking over this family.

Alicia gave Alex a friendly push towards the sunflowers, he obliged by letting himself fall, but before he landed into the flowerbed, Alicia caught his hand and arrested his descent.

Distance would have no effect on the love between brother and sister.

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25 Responses to Family Ties

  1. I love this! It is so heartwarming. The bond between brother and sister is unbreakable. Lovely story!

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    I like the last line that distance would have no effect on their relationship as brother and sister. This is very well written and timely. A good friend lost her brother last night. I’d like to think for her and her families sake that distance will not effect how they feel about the brother or the relationship they had. Great trip down memory lane with the prompt!

  3. This is a most delightful tale, very well done.

  4. Ellespeth says:

    What a great story. So well told and written!
    Ellespeth

  5. maria says:

    Awwweee.. such a beautiful and heartwarming story indeed. Thanks to this one, I’m really in a great mood. πŸ˜€

  6. draliman says:

    Lovely story and thanks for that last line – I was worried it was going to say these two would grow apart.

  7. Sally says:

    Lovely story,glad to know that the bond between brother and sister is still so strong.

  8. A very caring relationship between brother and sister. Their love for each other comes through in every word of the story. Nicely done …!!!
    Isadora 😎

  9. Beautiful, I love how the end circled back to the beginning, but showed their growth and bond.

  10. amymorrisjones says:

    Such a sweet story! The sunflowers make a nice backdrop to the sibling relationship. Thanks for sharing!

  11. samratkel says:

    This is a lovely tale of the development of a sibling relationship.

  12. Alixa says:

    Such a lovely story, brought up all those warm feelings πŸ™‚ really enjoyed it, thank you!

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