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Candles through the eyes of a child

It’s Write on Wednesday time again. For details of this weeks prompt, click here.

Between now & Christmas, I am hoping to write some stories about different aspects of Christmas – just for fun πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy them.

β€œOooh, pretty,” Sophie was in awe. There were candles as far as her four year old eyes could see, glittering in the darkness. Most candles were protected from the wind by a paper cup, giving them a magical appearance, and adding to their beauty.

β€œThey are,” her father agreed with her. Sophie ducked her head down, she was meant to be asleep, but the candles were just too pretty. β€œIt’s OK, sweetie,” her father reassured her. For him there was an excitement he hadn’t experienced since he was a child, the pure joy in the candlelight, reflected in his daughters eyes.

Just then, the music started up again. With her father’s reassurance, secure in the knowledge she wouldn’t get into trouble, she joined in the singing; β€œWe three kings of porridge and tar…” She knew all the words because they had sung it at kinder.

It wasn’t long before Sophie was yawning. It was very late and she wasn’t used to being awake so long. She curled up in her father’s arms, safe and warm. Humming along to the carols, she watched the flickering candles and slowly drifted off to sleep.

Her father looked down at his daughter curled up in his lap and smiled. This was the first time Sophie had been awake to see the candles at their local Carols by Candlelight, and he looked forward to sharing more with her in the years to come.

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  1. That was absolutely adorable! You did a great job describing the scene through the eyes of a four year old, and my favorite line was the “porridge and tar”
    Well done Melissa!

  2. What a sweet and beautiful story. I always feel the childlike wonder right around Christmas as well, I think it is why I love the holiday so much. Great use of the prompt!

  3. Porridge and tar did it for me as well, group candles are awesome, they were doing pretend plastic ones last year – didn’t really cut it.

  4. So sweet and warm. I love the Christmas spirit ^^

  5. What a sweet story! I really like the innocence the child has and also with the father. Full of heart and love! Great job!

  6. A sweet, magical story. It gave me a fuzzy glow πŸ™‚

  7. I really enjoyed this! Such a sweet and perfect story for the season.

  8. What a lovely picture of the wonder and innocence and the strong protector, the father. You draw her uncertainty in whether she can join in the singing really well, I can see her little face, questioning.
    just lovely

  9. Perfect for a December post! This brings back memories. A magical time! x

  10. Pure magic Melissa – a beautiful story πŸ™‚

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