Wish Granted

The blur of a man beckoned from outside the glass door. I walked through.  Strings of popcorn, homemade chains, candy canes, and ornaments hung from the sparkling tree in the corner of the room.  I sat on the floor, a little girl, amid the joyful chaos of Christmas day.  After the last bright package was opened, she stood before me. 

I hugged her tight. “Thank you, mom, for everything.”  

She smiled.

The room faded. The man showed me the way back through to the time I now live.  My wish had been granted, to relive a single point in time. 

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This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was provided by Dale Rogerson.

If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit here.

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    If someone could invent that machine, they would be rich. We all have those moments. Beautiful.

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    1. Fingers crossed. Hopefully there’ll come a day… 🙂 Thanks so much, Iain.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bernadette! 🙂

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  2. One day this might become reality, Delightful.

    Here’s mine!

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    1. I truly hope so!! Thank you, Keith. 🙂

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  3. Bittersweet story, Brenda, beautifully done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan, for your kind comment! 🙂

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  4. Ann Coleman says:

    Oh, how sweet! And how I wish for a time machine!

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    1. Me too!! Thanks much, Ann. 🙂 I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  5. granonine says:

    Aww, a lovely return to a treasured memory. Nice.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I glad you enjoyed the story. A treasured memory indeed. 🙂

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  6. One Moment in Time … so many times, we probably wish we could change or revisit.
    Touching … I felt chills at the thought of something like this happening. I wonder …. I wonder …
    LOVE THIS !!!!
    Be Safe …. Isadora 😎

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    1. What a beautiful song. Thank you so much for sharing it, Isadora! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. 🙂

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      1. I think we all wish we could go back to One Moment in Time. I love the song too. I’m pleased you enjoyed it, Brenda. Have a wonderful week. 😎

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  7. Wonderfully vivid. Like that reliving. Well done, Brenda!

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    1. Thank you so much and I’m glad you enjoyed, Na’ama! 🙂

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  8. Tannille says:

    A part of me believes we relive these moments in death. Sweet story B!

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    1. I hope so! Thanks so much, T! 🙂

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  9. James McEwan says:

    memories of Christmas as a child stay with us forever. A moment of enjoyable chaos as you said.

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    1. I’m so glad they do, James! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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  10. draliman says:

    The perfect day. Sweet story 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Ali. I’m happy to have such memories. 🙂

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  11. Dear Brenda,

    One moment in time. That would be a tough choice. So many wonderful moments in a lifetime. Beautifully written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. That’s certainly true for me as well. Many wonderful moments! Thank you, Rochelle. 🙂

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  12. plaridel says:

    like they say, loved ones who have passed will live on for as long as we remember them.

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree, Plaridel! 🙂

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  13. ahtdoucette says:

    What a lovely story! Good choice of a moment for your main character too.

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    1. Thank you so much!! 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Michael. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. 🙂

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  14. Cute story, Brenda. Made me think of some Christmases of mine I wouldn’t mind retunring to.

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    1. Christmas is a special time. Thanks so much, Michael! 🙂

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  15. pennygadd51 says:

    You’ve written a lovely imaginative story. I wonder whether the little girl found everything as she expected, or if her memory had played tricks on her?

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    1. She found everything just so and was able to tell her mother “Thank you.” Something she very much wanted to do! Thanks, Penny!!

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  16. Dale says:

    How to choose that one wish… Beautifully done, Brenda.

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    1. It would certainly be very difficult. Thanks so much, Dale. 🙂

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  17. msjadeli says:

    Oh how I would love to time travel. The place to go is so far into the future that time travel machinery is commonplace 🙂 Sounds like a dream come true for the little girl.

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    1. It would be a dream come true. I’d love to be a time traveller! Thank you for visiting!

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      1. msjadeli says:

        One day, Brenda! You’re welcome.

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