#TellTaleThursday – 20th December 2018

The rules are simple:

  • Write a story, complete in itself.
  • Check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Copy and paste your Story URL to the inLinkz list.
  • The story should be up to 250 words.
  • Add this line < #TellTaleThursday with Anshu & Priya > at the end of the post.
  • Read, comment and share – spread the love.

This is the picture prompt for today!!

#TellTaleThursday - Picture Prompt by Anshu and Priya

Image Credit: Pixabay

Word count – 250 Words

Santa Exists

Ryan reached the school gate just as the kids came out. He saw little Ria come out with her friend, Sasha. Sasha’s mother scooped up Sasha and gave her a little kiss on the cheek. Ria watched the little scene unfold. Something familiarly sad tugged at Ryan’s heart. Ria was missing her mother more as she was growing up.

When Ria reached Ryan, he picked her up just like Sasha’s mother did and ruffled her mop of curly hair.

So what plans for the Christmas holidays, princess?

I have to write a long letter to Santa.

OK! And what do you have in mind?

It’s a secret, daddy. I can’t tell you.

As soon as they reached home, Ryan got busy. He had a few work calls to attend, while Ria sat down at the kitchen table to write a letter to Santa.

In the evening, she went to post the letter with her mammy.

Do you believe in Santa, darling? Mammy asked.

Of course and you will too when he grants me my wish.

On Christmas, Ria woke up earlier than usual. She went down to see if Santa had given her what she had asked.

She went to the kitchen hearing the clanking of pots and pans. Mammy would be making her pancakes. But it was not mammy.

Mummy!! Santa has heard me!” Ria squealed in delight and hugged the woman.

Ryan signalled the new nanny. He didn’t want to break Ria’s heart. At least, not on Christmas.

About Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Fiction Addict. Agatha Christie Fan.
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6 Responses to #TellTaleThursday – 20th December 2018

  1. shravmusings says:

    Cute little Christmas story reinforcing the Christmas spirit

  2. Priya says:

    Ah.. So glad the little girl got her gift.. Or at least she thought she did. Nice tale, Anshu

  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    Riya has not seen her mother ever? She is thinking her new nanny to be her mother? What happened to old nanny? It is sad. Nice story with heart wrenching message. You have kept the miracle of Christmas alive.

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