|Flash Fiction Flourish: Saturday Picture Prompt - Brothers|
This prompt is courtesy of Flash Fiction Flourish. The rules are simple. Use the above picture as inspiration and write a story 100-150 words and included the word 'Brothers' somewhere in the story.
Being brothers is a big responsibility, a treasure, and a pain. Three years his senior, I took Brandon under my wing when our parents abandoned us. Showing him the ways of the world, I made sure he could survive if something ever happened to me.
As he got older, I sensed a rift forming between us, he was smarter than me, but lacked tenacity. I went to lengths that no one else would, to survive. The fact is I love my job; it is the ultimate thrill and Brandon didn't have the stomach or balls to follow in my footsteps.
A witness to the bloodshed, the bodies, and all the deaths. I wouldn't let him leave.
Slitting his throat while he slept; I watched our blood drain from the gaping wound.
"I'm sorry brother, for I have sinned."
Word Count: 138