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By Neel Anil Panicker

As a child she lusted for gifts.

She would peep in through pigeonhole slits, past the glass sharded high walls of her landlord’s palatial villa, careful not to hurt her eyes, and salivate at the merriment inside.

Her heart would yearn for the gorgeous gifts that hung from low lying branches of the heavily bedecked Christmas tree.

Envious eyes would watch her landlord’s daughters as they happily ran around the football sized garden, singing soulful carols, their tiny hands holding on to delectable goodies.

It was a life, a wonderment she could only dream about, never ever aspire to experience.

©neelanilpanciker2017 #fiction #FF #100 #achild’sfantasy

15 thoughts on “neelwrites/FF/child’sgift/fiction/100words/12/07/2017

  1. Neel, you’re getting better and better at this! That second paragraph was chock full of good things. The whole story was a treat for the reading. Keep going, sir! Conquer the language so we may be entertained by talent.

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    1. Oh! That’s high praise. Thanks a gazillion, Kent. I just hope your words work wonders and goad to write better and better. Once again, mighty thanks.

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  2. The view from the outside… the sheer injustice. Reminds me of the little match girl… but that ended even sadder.


  3. Richly told tale about poverty.


  4. Dear Neel,

    Well done in showing the contrast between the child and those of her landlord. I find myself hoping better for her. Nicely done.




  5. On th outside looking in. Well done.


  6. I read it as word picture of life. Very well crafted.


  7. Poor little girl – I hope she grew up wise enough to know that money isn’t everything.


  8. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    Such a sad tale, made more so because it is true for far too many.


  9. michael1148humphris

    This was so sad, because it felt so true. You helped me to see this story in a thousand differing ways and cultures. Great writing.


  10. Love this. So much story in so few words.

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  11. An innocent child doesn’t understand the reason/s in class difference. Sad. The second paragraph is very vividly described.


  12. Sad story with hopeful undertones.
    Nice job.


  13. This story was very good writing, Neel. You painted a great word picture. 🙂 — Suzanne


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