Short Stories

Little Brother

The Little Brother is a creepy story about a young girl who hates her younger sibling.

Little Brother

My little brother’s name is Arthur. This afternoon, I pushed him into the pool. He fell in with a big splash and started making glug glug glug sounds. Just when I thought he was about to drown, he managed to cry out for help and Mom and Dad came running.

Mom was crying because she thought that Arthur was dead. He wasn’t. The doctor came and Arthur is doing very well now. He asked for cake with jam and, even though it was 8 o’clock and past his bedtime, my mother gave it to him anyway.

Arthur was very happy and very proud with all the attention he was getting. Everybody was asking him questions. Mom asked him how he had fallen into the pool. Arthur just said he slipped. It was smart of him to say that. He knows Mom hates a tattle-tale.

The other day, when I was wrapping a skipping rope around his neck, he struggled out of my grip and ran to complain to Mom. He said I had been trying to strangle him. Mom told him he shouldn’t say such things and gave him a good spanking. When Dad came home and found out what Arthur said, he was also very angry. Arthur didn’t get any dessert. Then he understood. This time, he knew better than to tell Mom I pushed him into the pool.

I also asked Mom if I could have cake with jam. I asked her three times, but she pretended not to hear me. Maybe she suspects that I was the one who pushed Arthur.

Before, I was always nice and kind to Arthur, because Mom and Dad spoiled me as much as they spoiled him. When he got a new toy car, I got a new doll. Mom would never have given Arthur cake without giving it to me as well. But last month, Mom and Dad completely changed.

Now, they devote all their attention to Arthur. He gets gifts all the time. It has made him very big-headed. He was always a bit of a pain in the neck, but now he is insufferable. He is constantly asking for this and that. Mom and Dad always give him whatever he asks for. The only time they scolded him was the day I tried to strangle him with the skipping rope. That was funny because, for once, it wasn’t his fault.

I wonder why Mom and Dad suddenly stopped loving me. It looks like I am no longer their little girl. Whenever I kiss Mom on the cheek, she doesn’t even smile. Dad is the same way. When they go for a walk, I always tag along, but they don’t pay any attention to me. If I’m playing on the road or doing something dangerous, they don’t even care.

Arthur can be nice occasionally, but most of the time, he refuses to play with me. The other day, I asked him why Mom and Dad had become so cold to me. He looked up at me with a sly smile and refused to answer. He did it on purpose to enrage me. That was the day I wrapped the skipping rope around his neck. I was so mad that, despite the spanking he had received, I went into his room afterwards and told him that I would kill him.

This afternoon, he told me that Mom, Dad and him were going to the seaside and that they weren’t bringing me with them. Then, he laughed and stuck out his tongue and made faces at me. So I pushed him into the pool.

Arthur is sleeping now and Mom and Dad are watching TV. The skipping rope was just lying in the garden, so I picked it up. In a moment, I’ll sneak into Arthur’s bedroom and, this time, I won’t give him a chance to scream. That way, Mom and Dad will be forced to go to the seaside without him. And after they leave, I’ll go down to the end of the garden and climb back into that horrible white box they buried me in…


  • @sonieck i agree. The author should be credited. But don’t get offended. We can’t change this world.

  • Please SFK put the name of the original writer.

    The French writer Jehanne Jean-Charles published it first in her novel “La Plume du Corbeau et autres nouvelles cruelles” in 1973. And the title is “Une méchante petite fille” (“A mean little girl”)

    All you have done is just translate…

  • When she said that her parents didn’t paid attention to her, i understand that she is dead… But, it was a really good story!!!

  • That’s sad :( Heh heh heh i’m talking about the ending not the part about her wanting to kill her brother, that’s totally normal :):

  • im youngest of 3 brothers but I would never try to kill my brothers even after I die.

  • i get it now! when she kissed her parents, she was dead and a ghost, so they did not know that she kissed ’em. the parents punished Arthur because they knew that the lil girl was dead and it wasn’t possible that she came to strangle him, or push him into da pool… am i right? and i LOVE THE TWIST ENDING! i did not see that coming! i give it a 10 outta 10 purple rabbits

  • I think the brother killed the sister, and he wanted the parents to only love him. But then the parents didn’t want him to go to jail or something they just buried her in a box.

  • I think the girls parents hated her, but spoiled her so she wouldn’t feel bad, so know she is killing her brother. Mabel there was a kid before those two who died and killed the girl.

  • OMG I had no idea…So she was a ghost and couldnt possibly get in trouble WOW!! IM soooo….

  • @FatalDrift I totally agree! I mean, poor girl! I feel like that sometimes with my brothers! I am the youngest of three! The only girl apart from my mum!!

  • My brother’s annoying and all, but I wouldn’t do that. Even if I were dead, I wouldn’t try to kill him repeatedly.

  • My father, when he was a little baby, was nearly suffocated by my aunt multiple times. True Story.

  • This is the best scary story I’ve read. And of course the mom didn’t believe Arthur when he said his sister was trying to kill him because she’s dead. And that’s why the mom said Arthur don’t say such things. Tje mom didn’t want the brother slandering his sisters name. I think the girl accidentally died and to cover up her death they buried her in the garden.

  • she was dead the whole time because when he got pushed his mom didnt care cause she was dead

  • I believe that when the girl tried to drown Arthur, she ended up drowning herself, and then her parents found her body and buried her in the garden. And also maybe because the mother gave Arthur the special treat after his bedtime, she was trying to make him feel better after the loss of his sister… I dunno. :s

  • Guys,the girl’s family/parents must have buried her at the end of the garden to always remember her.

  • It’s not that chidren can only see ghosts. It’s that the weak-minded can’t. Some adults can see ghosts, and some children can’t.

  • Um, that is quite sad.. being nice to only one person :( I hope my sister never thinks something crazy like strangling me to death with a skipping rope :O

  • @Aurelia. I know right. That’s the first thing I thought of when I finished. I’m like. Why would she be buried in the garden. Why not a cemetary. Probably the parents or the brother killed her or something

  • i would never do that to my 7 yr old brother, i usually paints his toenails and fingernails pink on a Monday or Friday n he wakes up so pissed n it gets my mom so annoyed. but i could never do anything like that, what a devilish sister bro, if she was my sister, i would run lol

  • i was wondering , SFK do you use our stories to tell your family members? Cause my freind does ‘-‘

  • I was really jealous of my younger brother my parents gave him all the attention and I wanted attention. Now that I’m older I don’t want attention .

  • Now I am getting scared of Ronan, my older brother. Although, I still have two younger sisters. Katie and Isolice……. (I know Isolice is a funny name but oh well)

  • Oh! I Get It She Was Already Dead And So Her Parents Can Not See Her Only Arthur Could See Her For Some Reason. So When The Girl Asks For Something They Don’t Do It.

  • I knew she was dead cuz they say children can see dead ppl.. i learned tht from Ghost Whisperer… :3

  • I think that the parents killed their daughter. Or the brother did. Didn’t anyone notice that it said she was buried in a white box in the GARDEN? Not the cemetary. But yeah, it was obvious that she was dead when they ignored her. :)

  • Oh I get it!The little girl is dead!That is why her parents ignore her, why only her brother is able to see her (people believe young children can see ghosts), the reason her mother scolded the brother (she must have still been grieving and partly because the girl is dead) and finally that is why she said she will go and climb into the white box!<3

  • I know how she feels I have a five year old sister =( Anyway that is one sick sister I would never do that to my sister even if she is a pain in the neck as well.

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