SPF: Big Brother

154 05 May 1st 2016

Not this time, thought Martin grimly, as he clenched his fists, tightening his grip on the wheel. For years Justin has been the best at everything, beating him at every game, sporting event and even at studies.

Now it was his turn. The cars were rounding the corner, his yellow one neck and neck with Justin’s, heart beating wildly, arms now stiff. Just when he got that usual sinking feeling, he shot through the finish line and heard the crowd roar.

Martin gave a big whoop and jumped on the sofa, as ‘Game Over’ flashed on the screen, a disgusted Justin flinging his Wii Wheel aside, going to his room and kicking the door shut.

He could still hear his younger brother cheering outside and his face broke into a soft smile.

It was Martin’s thirteenth birthday. Today he decided to keep his ego aside and let his baby brother win.

Written for Sunday Photo Fiction

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17 Responses to SPF: Big Brother

  1. Aww, what a sweet big brother!

  2. rosemawrites says:

    Awww! Such a sweet story about brotherhood! Older ones should really make way (sometimes) for their younger sibs!

  3. Lyn says:

    LOL everyone has had the same reaction… “Awww” You tricked me though, I figured Martin would win, but I didn’t think of it being a Wii game — nice going 🙂

  4. Jenn says:

    Ha! Nice twist, having them playing a video game. Very realistic too, since most of us will never be actual racecar drivers 🙂

  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Lol. I love your take on this prompt very much. It was so cute, it was only two brothers playing on their Wii. Well raised brothers too, if the older is willing to give up a win for his younger brother on his thirteenth birthday 🙂 Well written.

    • swritings says:

      It’s always nice to see strong bonds between siblings (though ego does get in the way at times)…Great observation about their upbringing, yes, that’s plays a crucial role in how children turn out, and when the time comes, it shows! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  6. Lovely story of brotherly empathy. He a great older brother. Well done, SW. 🙂 — Suzanne

  7. Sweet 🙂 Making it look like he beat him and was angry about it. That’s great

  8. Felicia Hf says:

    Aww and there I was thinking this was a proper car race! Martin is definitely a great big brother 🙂 great writing!

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