The Mysterious Gift

Some Gifts Are Unexpected

Box being given to another person.

I apply the final touch to the small Christmas tree, then switch on the lights. The tree is only small, but as a newly single mother, it is all I can afford. I observe the two small bags of wrapped presents under the tree there aren’t many, but I know that Charlotte and Rose will be grateful for them. There are only three presents each in the bags, that is the price families pay…



Writers who enjoy writing stories about literally anything that shows imagination. Stories that can support you in ‘getting away from it all, and the stress of real-life.’ LGBTQ+ articles are welcome too here, as our aim is to promote mindfulness and banish the stigma.

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Carol Townend

I write about all kinds of things, and I love fiction of all kinds. Where creativity exists; there will always be me.