They were brothers, and as brothers they kind of love each other.
But they also had their differences, and sometimes those differences would be so big that the love seemed more like hatred for those who would see them arguing.
One day they had a disagreement. One of the big ones. It was so, so, so big that they actually engaged on a fight. A physical one.
I can’t remember the reason for such a fight, but I do remember it was an ugly one.
Uyir was a bit drunken. Maybe coming from one of his crazy parties. Groi was chilling out at home, as he always did.
Then something stirred up such a wild rage in Uyir, that he went after Groi. Groi tried reasoning, but it was no use. He didn’t want to fight so he said something neutral and turned his back.
That’s when it happened.
Uyir, pulled his little brother’s shoulder so the boy would turn, then hit him right on his face.
At that very moment, his hand turned to stone, and broke in half.
Groi had a broken teeth but was still in human format and, once again, turned his back and went away…
This post was written in response to the Sunday Photo Fiction – November 6th 2016.
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It seems like Uyir crossed a magical line that should not have been crossed.
Yes. One should never fight their siblings. Can be dangerous! 😉
Very interesting take, a piece of folklore with a valuable lesson to be learned. Good one.
That’s great. Looks like Groi had some sort of protective ward around him.
Oh yes! Uyir should never have messed up with him… 😉
I have just commented elsewhere that I like stories that cross from reality to another place.
I think this is very good.
Thanks very much. I like that too. I grew up reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez and can’t hide some influence from his magic realism.
I really love the story you got out of the image. It fits so well.
Interesting. Some power somewhere, cared about him hurting his brother and turned him to stone. Although, the power itself is in question that both boys felt something that made them want to fight?