Letter to my father

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  I know you must have felt rather powerless in many situations in your life. Otherwise you wouldn’t have made me feel so helpless talking to you. You knew everything better than me. You did everything better than me. I didn’t have any chance to do something well. I felt so worthless when I didn’t […]

Conversation between brothers: Scene 12

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3.40 p.m. in the living-room after school Little boy:     “What’s wrong? Why are you crying?” Big boy:         “Hmm… (sobbing).” Little boy:     “What happened?” Big boy:         “Well… two class mates wanted to beat me?” Little boy:     “Just like this?” Big boy:         “No, because I’m talking too much to E…” Little boy:     […]

Conversation between brothers: Scene 11

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7.15 a.m. in the living-room before school Big boy:         “Why are you crying?” Little boy:     “I didn’t do my housework…” Big boy:         “But is this so bad?” Little boy:     “I’ll get a red point as punishment.” Big boy:         “Well…that’s not this bad.” Little boy:     “I’ve already one red point…” Big […]

Conversation between brothers: Scene 10

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  7.20 p.m. in the car after shopping   Little boy:     “…you still owe me a new gun.” Big boy:         “It wasn’t my fault that it’s broken.” Little boy:     “Who’s fault is it then?” Big boy:         “I don’t’ have any money.” Little boy:     “Why…?” Big boy:         “I already owe Dad 50 […]

Conversation between brothers: Scene 9

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7.37 a.m. before leaving for school Big boy:         “Can I borrow your headphones again?” Little boy:     “Why don’t you take yours?” Big boy:         “They’re broken. Can I?” Little boy:     “No, I don’t give them.” Big boy:         “Oh, come on!” Little boy:     “You’re always breaking my things.” Big boy:         “No, this isn’t […]

Conversation between brothers: Scene 4

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Dinner table at 18.31 p.m. Big boy:         “Which movie shall we watch tonight?” Little boy:     “Do you think Mom will allow us this?” Big boy:         “Sure. She already agreed.” Little boy:     “I didn’t hear it.” Big boy:         “She will certainly say yes. I know.” Little boy:     “Last week-end she said: no movies […]

Conversation between brothers: Scene 1

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    Bathroom at 6.45 a.m.:  Big boy:          “Why do you look at me this way?” Little boy:      “What’s the problem?” Big boy:          “Stop starring at me.” Little boy:      “Did you get up with the wrong foot?” Big boy:          “You look terrible today.” Little boy:      “You’re in such a bad mood.” Big […]