Not Again :: A Drabble

I’m back with a drabble.  What’s a drabble? A drabble is a short work of fiction, exactly 100 words in length.

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“They’re home!” The oldest girl said.

He ran to the window to see what they brought home.

“No!” He exclaimed. “That’s not fair!”

He started to cry. He felt neglected – cheated. Only 7 years old, he knew better than anyone that life was not fair.

He ran to his bedroom, which he shared with his younger sister, and slammed the door. His sisters clamored over the new arrival, while he covered his head with his pillows, trying desperately to drown out the noise.

His Mom knocked on his door. “Junior, come out and meet your new baby sister, Lenore.”


Today is my birthday, and this drabble is dedicated to my brother, who was not at all amused to see my Mom bring home another girl. He already had four sisters, and he wanted a brother.

26 thoughts on “Not Again :: A Drabble

  1. My six-year-old grandson lives with a house full of girls. I wonder if deep down he’d like the next one to be a brother.

    1. Charlie asked for a brother the other day. He didn’t want to be the youngest anymore. I’m done. Even Charlie’s beautiful eyes and smile are not enough to convince Rob and I to try again.

    1. Funny. I knew you were the only girl, and yet I never looked at it from the same perspective of my brother. I bet the two of you could relate on many levels, regardless of the difference in sex. Thank you for the birthday wishes.

  2. Happy Belated Birthday, Lenore. I can see your brother at the window, face red with frustration, hands balled into fists, racing to the bedroom when he could no longer contain his emotion.
    blessings ~ maxi

  3. A happy RIDICULOUSLY belated birthday, Ms. D!
    Yikes – sorry – at this point I’m closer to your half-birthday (which I just learned is apparently a thing?)! Anyway, I hope you had a great one!

    1. I’ve been ridiculously behind in reading posts and replying to comments, Robert – so no worries on your belated birthday wishes. My niece is very much into her half-birthday. She tends to celebrate her half-birthday more than her real birthday. Not sure why – but I support her celebration. Being that she is family, she probably gets her quirkiness from me.

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