The Christmas Tree

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“Are you sure this is what you want to see?” sobbed Moriah.

Her daughter nodded her head.

‘It’s beautiful, isn’t it? You know how much I love Christmas,” Mummy.

Choked, Moriah could not answer her young daughter’s question. The tears in her eyes made the lights on the Christmas tree blur into each other.

As they stood together, holding hands, Moriah made a Christmas wish. A wish that would prove the doctor’s predicament of her daughter’s upcoming journey into the dark, because of blindness, untrue.

High up, in the skies above Trafalgar Square, a shooting star ferried the wish.

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Image Credit: Charli Mills

Written in response to the 99-word Flash Fiction challenge with the theme of ‘into the dark, hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch. Click here and join thousands of other bloggers taking up the challenge.

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