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Tearfully, she looked at the ruins before her. Her heart crumbled under the weight of the pain.

She tried to put the pieces back together, but the effort was too much for her. She looked at the perpetrator who grinned. She howled in anger and helplessness.

Soft footsteps came up behind her. Warm kisses touched her cheek and strong hands lifted her up. She turned and sobbed into the firm shoulder. He gently lowered her,sat and put the broken toy back together.

Incredibly, she felt her heart begin to heal. She even turned and smiled at her little brother.

Word count:100

This is written in response to Write Tribe’s 100 Words on Saturday 2014-9
The prompt for this Saturday was 

 ‘she felt her heart begin to heal’

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Swathi Shenoy · March 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm

The love between siblings is always the best 🙂 Loved this 🙂

Roshan Radhakrishnan · March 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

So sweet.. I was wondering about the identity till the end. Agreed.. Sibling relations are always different.

Shilpa Garg · March 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Daddy can make all things right, for the darling daughter!! Lovely story, Shailaja 🙂

Blessed · March 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm


vishal bheeroo · March 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Powerful sibling love:)

Aditi · March 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Aww…this was so sweet! Sibling love at it's supreme!

Dr. Gauri Kekre · March 30, 2014 at 3:33 am

You reminded me of my brother 🙂 Thanks Shailaja for an awesome story 🙂

Sushree Dash · March 30, 2014 at 4:22 am

Beautiful story …loved the ending and the flow 🙂

beingFab · March 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

Awww!!!! Reminds me of my brother's atrocities when he was little, the chief of which was snapping my brand new Barbie doll's head off her neck. And yes, he's studying to become a surgeon now 🙂

Vidya Sury · March 30, 2014 at 6:23 am

Sweet interpretation of the prompt, Shailaja!

Beloo Mehra · March 30, 2014 at 7:51 am

A tender story, told with softness and care. I like it very much!

Sheethal Susan Jacob · March 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

Even thou we fight with siblings like there's no tomorrow, they are the first person who we can trust for anything.

A Walk into the Woods · March 30, 2014 at 9:09 am

So sweeeeeeet Shailaja.. loved the feeling of security it invoked.

Sreeja Praveen · March 30, 2014 at 10:51 am

Aaw cho chweet…. yes, siblings are the best friends to trust 😀 ( though I have none )…lovely portrayal, Shailaja 🙂

myriadrainbowhues · March 30, 2014 at 11:21 am

So cute…could very well have been me and my brother in this story 🙂

KParthasarathi · March 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

I never expected this sweet end.A good story

geeta nair · March 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Cute. Siblings do have a way of driving out the pain. Don't they?

Corinne Rodrigues · March 31, 2014 at 3:07 am

I didn't see the twist in the tale coming! Thanks for making me smile on a Monday morning!

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 5:27 am

Thank you Swathi 🙂

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 5:27 am

Kept you reading eh? 😉

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 5:28 am

I was hoping the dad reference was clear. Looks like it came through. Thanks, Shilpa 🙂

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 5:28 am

Thank you 🙂

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 5:31 am

Yes, Vishal 🙂

Nabanita · March 31, 2014 at 7:59 am

I loved the twist…and yes life is not worth it without siblings 🙂

Richa Singh · March 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Aww that is such a cutie! One that has happened to each 😀


Michelle Liew · March 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm

It is the love of family that keeps it all together.

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Thank you, Aditi 🙂

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Thank you and you are welcome 🙂

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Thank you Sushree 🙂

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Ouch, that must have hurt Barbie 😉

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Thank you my dear Vidya 🙂

Shailaja V · March 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Thank you, Beloo 🙂

Renuka · April 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

Very sweet story!

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