Flash Fiction: All in the Family
He did not see movement till it was too late. As the hand connected with flesh, Josh found himself on the floor looking up at his brother.
“Well that was uncalled for.”
“You slept with my wife! You traitorous brother I will kill you!” Adam screamed.
“I thought she was my wife. Besides, it was only fair because you slept with mine. Brothers share.” Josh calmly replied. He was a tad drunk.
Adam glared at his younger brother. “You are no brother of mine any longer. I never want to see you again.”
Josh watched Adam walk away. Little did Adam know of the scar slowly forming on his brother’s back. Traitorous? Joshua had nearly been killed by the snake that was Adam’s wife. It was a secret he was prepared to live with if it meant protecting Adam.
It was only one secret among many.
The family burden was heavy tonight.