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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Eek! (02/25/10)

TITLE: Love Sure Does Change
By Carol Penhorwood
03/02/10


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Today we live at different ends of the state, my brother and I. I long for those days when we can get together for a weekend visit and play catch-up. So close, yet so far apart. I miss him so. Our visits are far too infrequent.

When he married I was a bit jealous thinking maybe I wouldn't be so important to him anymore. But that didn't happen. I gained a sister, another sister with whom I can share my heart. As it happened, we soon became a happy foursome when I married six months later, walking down the aisle with my handsome brother giving me away.

Love certainly does change over time. When we were young and in our country home, we fought like cats and dogs. Four years older, he always had to show me who was boss, or so it seemed. Always had to be in charge, constantly picking on me.

If I wanted to go through a doorway, he'd block it with his body. When we played “cops and robbers”, he always got the best “gun”. I can't believe now we used to bury the treasure behind the outhouse.

We had a rule in the house: if the television was on I couldn't play the piano. One afternoon my brother saw me headed to practice the piano and quickly snapped on the TV. I was fool enough to go ahead and start practicing, and ended up on the other end of a yardstick. Just didn't think that was fair.

But I never have figured out what I did to deserve being locked in the corn crib. What would make a brother DO that?

“Eek! Was that a RAT?”

Yes, love certainly changes.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/04/10
Siblings feelings sure do change over the years. It reminded me of my own brother.I would have loved to hear some more of his antics. But it was a nice description of your title.
AnneRene' Capp 03/04/10
Great, honest account of brother and sister. You accomplished making the reader, (me, in this case)wear your shoes of different emotions as a sister. I have four brothers, one being my twin :)
Brenda Shipman03/07/10
Great little vignette of how your relationship with your brother matured over time. You communicated a lot using fewer words. Shows wise choice of words and concise writing. Very enjoyable read.
Sarah Elisabeth 03/10/10
I relate to this very well with my five older brothers, especially the one twenty months older than me...lots of memories there! You did well at the end showing just how much relationships can evolve over time ;-) The corn crib??? Eek!
Joy Faire Stewart03/11/10
Oh, what memories! I enjoyed the brother/sister relationship you shared. It brought back wonderful memories of my brother.