Nyebe, living in a tropical country feels unsatisfying, it lacks the thrill of adventure, as he yearns for excitement of a snow falling from the sky, the chilling sensation of being alive. Two and two, then three, a season of life and sorrow, added death. Buried in snow, he wished for a change, a little hoped turned nothing what he expects.
It's winter, it's cold and I long for snow. The silence it brings and the overwhelming light.
Jaded and in a place that feels like no Christmas spirit can exist, out of nothing it does come to me.
Christmas is a special time for Kit Calvin, not only because she gets to spend it in the North Pole with her father Charlie and Grandpa Scott, but because she gets to be with her best friend, Head-Elf Bernard. But, it seems Christmas may never come when December 23rd begins repeating itself and Father Time is nowhere to be found. Kit must set out to restore time with Bernard at her side as they face old enemies, exhilarating explorations, and a newfound affection.
Harmony Ametsenya is too young to face the cruelties of the city. At ten years old, she shouldn’t be hungry, she shouldn’t be cold, she shouldn’t be worried about where her next meal is coming from. But it doesn’t change the fact that she is.
Fourteen-year-old Msitu Ametsenya shouldn’t be either. But it doesn’t change the fact that she will keep Harmony safe at all costs. At all costs. No matter what.
Their lives are full of fear and pain work. Because in this city, nobody cares about two impoverished orphan children trying to stay alive. Nobody cares about the impoverished at all. The city is grey, made of metal and glass and concrete. The water is grey, full of pollution. The sky is grey, full of smog.
As Christmas comes around the corner, the first Christmas since their parents died, how will Msitu make it a time of joy and hope? Because after all, in a world run by greed and apathy, hope is everything.
This work is in the public domain and anyone can do anything they want with it.
New York, 1973
Mabel Archer is a girl who doesn't believe in Christmas, until she visits Central Park, where she wishes that her parents would be happy, and meets Santa Claus. When she tells him about her problems, she gets her wish to have a magical holidays during the early 1970's.
They've known each other since the beginning of high school. Daniel is a perfect match when it comes to Ava. Past things that have happened to both of them start adding up and more similar the more they get to know each other. They take trip their final destination. . . Canada. Will their trip be one of a lifetime or will it end in disaster???
Daniel and his sister Emily Daniels, attempt to save Christmas in New York, when no one believes in Santa Claus anymore.
I want to go back... I want to go back to those days... I want to go back to those happy and cheerful days of where nothing went wrong and where I truly belonged.
He was lying on the ground, soulless, an aged crippled doll clutched desperately within his frail pale fist.
"Every true gift is a sacrifice."A fir tree, once a gift to a boy from his father, becomes so much more in this original fable backstory of one of the least described props in the traditional Nativity scene.
The inspiration for this short story hit me suddenly when I saw The Christmas Tree Contest here on Penana. I started writing, and it wasn't long before I realized this was going to be a lot longer than 700 words!
Anyway, this story is my contribution to #LightTheWorld, a worldwide movement to make this Christmas season a little brighter by sharing Christ's love in small ways with those around you. If you'd like to learn more about #LightTheWorld, you can check it out here: https://www.mormon.org/christmas/light-the-world
Copyright © 2018 by Ryan Porter. All Rights Reserved.
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