neelwrites/FF/child’sgift/fiction/100words/12/07/2017

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A CHILD’s FANTASY

PHOTO PROMPT © Janet Webb

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

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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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  2. michael1148humphris says:

    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.

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