Time To Write: A Wrapped Present

Rachel gives us the prompt of a wrapped present this week.

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It was the biggest parcel, almost bigger than the tree, and it had her name on it.
She couldn’t wait to open it.
Everyone gathered round to watch. She tore the paper off and found another box.
She ripped the paper off that as well, and inside were wads of rolled up newspaper and another parcel.
No clues, just box after box, and the mountain of paper was piling up.
The family started to laugh at her frustration.
By the time she’d reached the tenth, she plopped herself down and said ‘How many more?’
‘Not many,’ he said. ‘You’re nearly there.’
Inside box number 14 was a key.
‘What’s this? It looks like the key to the garage.’
‘Try it and see.’
She went outside and fitted the key into the lock.
The door opened, and what she saw inside made her want to weep.
Covered in ribbons and bows was a rocking chair, just like the one her grandma had, the one that she rocked her to sleep in or held her if she was frightened in the thunder, the one where all new babies were sung lullabies to.
She stroked her bulging belly and smiled.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Time To Write: A Wrapped Present

  1. Sadje says:

    Wonderful present!

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  3. Rachel says:

    This is the sweetest thing I’ve ever read. Well done. 🙂

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