February Writing Prompt: Week of 02/18

Theme: Memoir and the Personal Essay

Let’s talk about siblings.

I have a younger sister, who I’m very close to, as well as an adopted younger brother. I have tried many times to speak about both of them in various writing projects, but find it difficult to convey who they are on the page.

I’m curious if my love and my oldest child’s desire to always protect them has inhibited me to write about them…or I just haven’t found the right story to tell?

Do you have similar experiences? Let’s explore this together.

For this writing exercise, explore where you and your siblings are today and the choices that brought you there. Would you like to trade places with your sibling? Would you be happy living in their shoes? How have your personal choices differed over the years?