@GR: I notice you completely avoided names, yet "sis" felt like all I needed, so that was good. I see what SBob was saying about closure. With where the character description was leading, I almost wonder if it was all leading up to self-harm, or worse? I wonder... maybe the wondering is part of it.
@SBob: That was well done! I'm not even sure what sort of a setting would be appropriate for a conversation like that. Ditto for the object, so good job with the intangibles. Actually, you were able to make that whole thing very epic, which IMHO is very impressive without the use of description.
@PG: You definitely packed a lot in there, and are very good at subverting expectations... not only in mid-story but there was a point when I thought 'so there will be a wire cut and then it's just going to abruptly end' but that didn't happen either. So both funny and clever.
@Shaeor: Whereas the other stories picked a typical setting, or made location unimportant, you painted something of a picture. You even managed to add a third voice (granted PG did as well), but labelling/naming as you did added more nuance to the world. And the people in it, and the deeds of one... most interesting. Glad you decided to participate.