Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sibling Love

"Sibling Love"
[This is a work of fiction.]

"How dare you disgrace the family name", Father thundered.
My sister refused to budge. She stalked out home. My father cut her face out of the family portrait.

I became the Golden Girl. Away from her shadow, I bloomed. Did all the things that made my family proud. And a bit more.
I had everything. But a void remained.

Years after becoming India's most loved actress, she chose to return home. The Family welcomed her back.
I am no longer the favourite daughter.

I am slightly jealous, but nobody can be happier for her than me. Her beloved younger sister.

Catch this drabble, and many more in the April Feature of the Burrow.

drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I really like this story! I love the way that you express traditional culture, sibling love and so much more in this Drabble. What an interesting perspective, too, on someone becoming famous :-).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Doesn't matter what we achieve if the family is incomplete.

Sherri said...

Great story! I feel for the younger sister who finds herself in her sister's shadow once again however. It makes me wonder how it will effect her in time to come.

Siv Maria said...

No matter what, sisters always have a special bond. Nice post!

Shalet Jimmy said...

Everything is incomplete without a family...

LTM said...

ooo, this is very good. I love the promotion that still isn't a replacement for the lost sister. Good one~ <3

Doreen McGettigan said...

I really like the story!! I could certainly use a few extra hours this week!


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