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August 2022 Fiction Contest: This (Is)n't What I wanted

August 4, 2022
By Bella_Queen DIAMOND, Plymouth, Ohio
Bella_Queen DIAMOND, Plymouth, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.
-Walt Whitman

This isn’t what I wanted.

When I wished that my brother would disappear, I didn’t mean like this.

Bloody stairs. Bloody hands.

A guilty conscience.

He slipped. Didn’t he? Yes, he did.

I just wanted him to make a mistake. Run away, or something. Miss his “prestigious” Harvard start date. Be less perfect.

But he was always doing something good. He never messed up. Did I push him? 

But, even in death, I know they’ll immortalize him. Maybe start some stupid scholarship.

I just wanted him to do something wrong.

I didn’t want this. I never wanted this.

But, didn’t I?

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