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Ten minutes in companionable silence passed as I watched my sister with her delicate thread and complex geometric shapes. Her skill with patterns and numbers turned to lace before my eyes and I’d never stop wondering at her.

“You have homework to do”, she said without looking up. I sighed and bowed my head over the book, the letters blurred into a cruel grayness- my concentration was shot.

“I suppose you’ve finished yours?” I asked, still watching her hands weave around black thread and silver needle.

“Yes, but, I’d like to talk about it. Hurry up and finish that act so we can get some coffee and make fun of Polonius.”

I grinned.

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

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  1. Avatar quipsofthequill

    Very nice! I can sense the bond between the siblings… Thanks for entering. Now, just for the sequel!

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Nice, sweet moment, simply but effectively told.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    anyone that can make homework fun gets a big thumbs up from me!

  4. Avatar Marli

    Siblings with a special bond. Louisa May Alcotts “Little Women” would applaud the similarities.

  5. Avatar stargazer1960

    This has so many nice layers to it, not unlike Shakespeare’s plays.
    It has very simple details that are crafted very well.

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