Christmas Present

Action: Unwrapping a gift
Word: Life
Word Count: 100

Christmas Present

The silver foil’s glittery snowflakes refracted brilliant tree lights. The package sparkled and shimmered; a matching ribbon twinkled its stars.

Excited anticipation welled up. What might this gift be?

She paused, reflecting upon the dominoes of Christmases past now colliding, knocking over the years leading up to this moment.

How often had blissful fantasies crashed into painful reality? Promises unkept. Dreams unfulfilled. Talents shackled. Loves lost.

This child’s game cannot be played by the faint of heart.

Too pretty to open, she was slow to unwrap it. If she had learned anything in life, all that glitters is not gold.

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