the brothers

Frank and Millie brought two sons into the world.  They raised Clark and Peter, named for their heroes, on the tenants their namesakes were famous for.  They raised them to be strong, caring, and ready to help anyone at anytime.  They raised them on the legends.

When he was old enough, Clark enlisted into the Marines.  It was the only sure fire way he could think of to become a true man of steel.  He trained.  He studied.  He excelled.  In the end, while he wasn’t faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, he was quick to spring into action when his help was needed, loyal to a fault, and a true boy scout.

With Clark out of the house, Peter was able to buckle down and focus on his education.  While his older brother developed his muscles, he worked his mind, dove deep into science, created wonders, and made important discoveries.  He used his knowledge to create the gadgets that would assist him in helping others when called upon.

Peter and Clark were both celebrated heroes on their own.  They had saved countless people from cruel fates.  They had become symbols for peace and justice.  They had become the very heroes their parents had so proudly named them after.

Frank and Millie only had one regret, as they grew older and watched their sons reshape the world into a better place.  Peter and Clark never worked together.  They had tried once or twice but there was too much friction between them because, after all, they were from different universes.


Word Count: 268

It’s that time again, time for another silly contribution to the current Inspiration Monday writing prompt:

The Rules

There are none. Read the prompts, get inspired, write something. No word count minimum or maximum. You don’t have to include the exact prompt in your piece, and you can interpret the prompt(s) any way you like.


No really; I need rules!

Okay; write 200-500 words on the prompt of your choice. You may either use the prompt as the title of your piece or work it into the body of your piece. You must complete it before 6 pm CST on the Monday following this post.

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11 thoughts on “the brothers

  1. I loved this! The first place I went to when I read the names Clark and Peter was Clark Kent and Peter Parker, and then once I read about Clark enlisting in the Marines to become a “true man of steel” I knew that that was exactly where you were going with it. 🙂 I especially loved the the last line about them being from different universes. Very well done. 🙂

  2. Oh, my gosh. You have no idea how much I needed this silliness today. Thank you. Speaking of which, have you seen the Marvel vs. DC series on YouTube? The channel is “itsjustsomerandomguy.” Check it out, it’s hilarious.

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