“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.
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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47 thoughts on “The Christmas Tree”
That’s a lovely story, Hugh. I wish all that type of wish could come true.
Thanks, Norah. Yes, some wishes deserve a better chance to come true. Hopefully, this one will. ✨
Aww, I got tears in my eyes…the blurry photo and the message brought it home, Hugh! Sorry so late to comment, got way behind in some posts! Glad I didn’t miss this one. Perfect for the holiday season!
Nobody is ever late at Hugh’s Views and News, Terri. No need to apologise. I always appreciate you reading and leaving comments on posts as and when you can.
I’m glad you enjoyed this little story of mine. It’s one written outside of my comfort zone. 🎄
You’re welcome, Hugh.
beautifully written Hugh.
Thank you, George. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you, Robbie.
The love in this flash is alive and hopeful. Beautiful story, Hugh.
Thank you so much, Charli. This one was written outside of my comfort zone.
Too sad. That shooting star better get the wish where it needs to be 🙂
That could well be another story, Aimer.
Very touching, Hugh! 🙂
Thanks so much, Kat.
Touchingly beautiful, Hugh.
Thanks, Noelle. That’s lovely to hear, given that writing this was out of my comfort zone. Glad you enjoyed it.
And now my Christmas lights are blurry, Hugh. 😢
Aww, but that means I must have got the feelings Mirah was experiencing into this story, Molly. I’m glad it worked.
Just checking that you got my email, last week, about the 49 Days in 1988 feature?
I found it! I’ll get the info to your by 12/5 as requested. Thank you!
You’re welcome. Glad you found it, Molly. I look forward to hearing back from you.
I’ll get it to you in the morning, Hugh.
Wow…beautifully written very poignant …
Thank you, Carol. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Lovely story and so touching, Hugh.
Written out of my comfort zone. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Diana.
It’s always good to experiment and stretch. 🙂
Last wish? I am going to make this a blog entry. You always inspire with your marvelous posts like this one.
I’m always delighted when I inspire somebody to write. I look forward to reading the post.
Good one, Hugh. Hard to know what a last wish would be. I think I’ll keep a notebook handy and write it down when it’s time.
It’s a tough question, isn’t, John? Keep writing them down. Don’t be like me and forget any.
Oh, goodness me, Hugh.. Well done.x
Thanks so much, Judith.
Very moving. You are extremely talented!
That’s so kind, Donna. Thank you so much.
A wonderful story. I do hope her wish comes true.
Thank you, Darlene.
Bitter-sweet story. Well done, Hugh. Cheers.
Thank you so much, Joy.
Touching story 😍
Thanks, Ritu. 🌲