Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for continuing Friday Fictioneers. You can read more stories from other Fictioneers here.
Image courtesy of Sean Fallon
The boy stands anxiously in line
Money clutched tightly in his hand
As one by one a box is taken from the pile on the counter
And handed to a mother, sister, grandfather, brother, father
He has none of these.
Nearing the front, he leans forward and tries to see if there is one for him
Then a brightly coloured jar catches his eye
It is full of cars, trains, planes and robots
Tucking it under his arm, he walks out smiling
His guardian waits to take him back to the home
Back to where the old toys are cheering
14 thoughts on “Jar of Happiness”
I liked it. Old things made new again. Amazing the different things we come up with. See you next week for the new challenge.
Thanks for your comment Susan, it always amazes me the different stories that a photo will produce. Will see you next time.
Lovely. Very very happy story.
So glad you liked it
If i had my way, I would be a friend to the boy in your story. I was kicked off of Sugar Mountain way too soon.
Hi Doug, always good to hear from you, yes I think a lot of us were!
Reads a little like Toy Story. I can imagine animated toys jumping around his bedroom. cute.
Oh yes, see where you are coming from Rochelle, old forgotten toys getting a new lease of life 🙂
POWER! I loved your story… for the old toys.
So glad you liked the story
It’s amazing what you can fit into a few lines, you always manage to make what you write really intriguing.
Thank you so much. It is sometimes difficult trying to get across what you want to say using only 100 words, but I enjoy the challenge 🙂
that’s full of good feeling and childhood joy, even when it seems hopeless.
Thank you Rich, glad you liked it 🙂