Saturday, December 19, 2015

Loren Eaton's Holiday Drabbles

The Gift of the Magi

The stained glass window on the landing cracked during an autumn storm. The price for a new one was too dear so clear glass replaced it.
"Why don't you paint it for Christmas?" Veronica asked Tom. "The window looks  plain."
An hour later, Rudolph's nose magically lit the house. 
"My goodness!" Veronica said.
The next year, Tom painted Santa and they woke to a house laden with gifts.  
"None of it disappears," said Veronica in June. "Unless we scrub it off."  
 Scrub it off, Tom did. 
 The baby in the manger woke them up the next December. And did forevermore. 

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Anonymous said...

Oh, this is great, Patti! Thanks for sharing.

sandra seamans said...

Beautiful, Patti!

Mathew Paust said...


Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool.

Loren Eaton said...


One of the things I adore about these events every year is how some stories cluster around certain themes and subject matters. This is the second story about infants magically coming to life, but it's an entirely different tone from the other one. Nicely done!