The Moment I Knew my Relationship With my Brother was Over.

Denise P King
Human Parts
Published in
10 min readNov 2, 2023

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With my brother in happier times circa 1971

My brother has spent his adult life measuring his success, or — more to the point — his lack of success, by what others took from him. Or at least what he perceived they took from him. We shared mixed roles with each other in childhood; sometimes allies, but more often enemies. When I say enemies, what I mean is that my brother sewed my father’s anger into the fabric of his persona at a…

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Denise P King
Human Parts

Denise P. King, essayist. Ms. King writes personal and compelling essays with the belief that the story should serve the story rather than the teller.