For Years, I Wished My Sister Would Go Away

Then, the story changed

Brad Snyder
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readMar 13, 2024


Siblings. Image courtesy of the author.

In kindergarten, my high school “buddy,” Carolyn, asked me questions during her first classroom visit.

“What’s your favorite treat?”

“Cupcakes and chocolate milk,” I said.

“What’s your favorite sport?”