It was the Christmas season and signs of the season were everywhere: Christmas lights, Christmas music, along with various Santa's and elves. I loaded my two children in the car to go do some Christmas shopping.
Six year old Brandon settled himself in the car while I settled in his three year old sister.
All of a sudden my son said, “Mommy, I know there isn't a Santa. It's you and daddy.”
My heart jumped out of my throat because his little sister still believed in Santa and I didn't want the experience ruined for her. I had to think quickly.
I stopped what I was doing and looked right at Brandon and said, “Oh really? Did you know that when you stop believing he stops coming?”
His little eyes got huge and he quickly replied, “I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE!”
Santa came to our house once again to bring gifts to two very excited little children.
Thank you Akshata Ram for our photo prompt this week!
This is my 156 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.
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