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The Little Christmas Tree
A cute little story about a sad little Christmas tree.
After much bugging by friends, family and co-workers I finally caved and took the big step to submit some of my work. I write little short stories that reflect life during good times and bad. Hopefully you will enjoy!
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The Little Christmas Tree
“Hey everyone! I got the tree!” shouted Jimmy, as he pulled the saddest looking tree through the door into the living room. He placed the little thing in the center of the room and beamed with pride. The little tree was short, with missing branches and a bent top. What a sad little tree.
“Jimmy, we wanted a real tree, not something you picked out of a dumpster.” Mary moaned.
“Awe, come on it will look good with some trim” he replied.
They all put to work trying their best to make the little tree look good. Jimmy hung the lights. Mary put on some sparkly garland. Johnny hung each little ornament with care. Mom stepped up and placed a special angel on the top.
“See” Jimmy exclaimed, “It really does look great now!”
The little tree did look a lot better, but the more they looked at it the more they thought it still looked a little sad.
“Maybe when dad gets home, he will have an idea how to make it look a little happier” suggested Mary.
Later that evening, dad stood studying the tree.
“I know just what the tree needs!”
He walked over to the tree gathering them all into his arms as he went. As they hugged and huddled the tree came to life.
One small voice started to sing, joined by another and another until the room filled with music.
“You see, all the little tree really needed is a family”
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"Well, this story shows what a real family and what it needs. A really good job!" -- Cherie, Singapore.
"That was nice story." -- Jeanette.
"This is a very nice story. It shows that love can make anyone, and anything look and feel beautiful." -- vera louch.
"Even a few small hugs go a long way. Nice story" -- vera louch.
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