A Little Christmas Magic – Lynda Franklin
2170 words Christmas Story
Debra is definitely not happy. Called at short notice to help out in the Store’s Grotto, dressed in a ridiculous fairy costume that scarcely fits, Debra is counting the days until it’s over. To make matters worse, things are not going well in her love life. Can a little girl visiting the Grotto, and her simple belief in magic, change all that? It is Christmas after all.
Debra kicked off the sparkly shoes and gently rubbed her feet. Did anyone really have feet that narrow she wondered. She wiggled her toes, imagining the pleasure they must be feeling at being released. That’s how crazy this job was making her. She knew the wings strapped to her back would have to stay, but somehow managed to lift the glittery crown up slightly and give her head a good scratch. Then, and not for the first time, asked herself what she was doing dressed like this. Debra would be thirty three next birthday. Not old in human years maybe, but surely middle aged in fairy years, and positively elderly when it came to a position in Santa’s Grotto.
Dave’s Christmas – Lynda Franklin
2000 words Christmas story
You think being a guardian angel is easy? Think again! When Dave arrives on Christmas Eve to do his usual stint of helping someone in need, he comes face to face with a Santa impersonator who has just died. Does this man have something to do with Dave’s mission to help someone? Things don’t turn out quite as he expected.
Well, it’s that time of year again. You know the one I mean. The season of goodwill to all men … and women of course. Unfortunately, things can go wrong at Christmas, just as they do any other time of the year. I suppose you might say that’s where I come in. Problems? Believe me, I’ve seen them all! But then I’ve been around a long time. Dave’s the name, and I’ve been a guardian angel for almost one hundred years. And believe me, trying to be in the right place at the right time, doesn’t get any easier. This year I’ve been allocated the early shift.
One Special Wish – Lynda Franklin
600 words Children 3 – 5 / Christmas
Every Christmas a fairy is chosen to visit The Children’s World and grant one child a wish. This year Rosie has been chosen. But when she arrives on Christmas Eve, she doesn’t know how to choose just one child out of all the other children. In the end, she finds a lovely way of using her wish to keep lots of children happy!
It was a week before Christmas, and all the fairies were very excited, but Rosie was the most excited fairy in the kingdom, because she had been chosen to visit the Children’s World this year. Last year, Petal the flower fairy had been chosen.