Sunday Writing Prompt – 6th December

This week Michael invites us to write a response to the following picture.
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It was Christmas Eve, and Granpa was going to read him a bedtime story.
He wondered what it would be this time.
‘OK then, young Tim. Are you in bed?’
‘Yes sir’ he replied.
‘Have you cleaned your teeth, washed behind your ears?’
Tim giggled. ‘Yes!’
‘Here you are then’.
His grandfather placed a large book in his lap.
Tim was confused.
‘Aren’t you going to read to me?’
‘Nope. You’re going to read to ME instead. Your Mum says you’re having trouble with your letters at school.’
Tim’s shoulders slumped, and he thought he was going to cry.
‘Come on laddie. It can’t be as bad as all that. Open it up and let’s get started.’
Tim sighed and opened the great tome on his knee.
The light was dim at first, then got brighter until it lit up the entire room.
Tim looked across at his grandfather.
‘Surprise!’ he said.’ Come on! Let’s see where the story’s going to take us!’
The words started to jump off the page and into Tim’s head, then out of his mouth.
He became excited as he understood and could read everything written.
His grandfather tapped his nose.
‘Magic,’ he said.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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9 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt – 6th December

  1. Very cute story Di.

  2. SarahC says:

    Nice.story 😁

  3. Sadje says:

    How wonderful.

  4. Michael says:

    Good one Di, I like it.

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