Edita’s Gift

Posted: February 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Pegman took us on a trip to Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Thanks! Pegman for getting our collective minds set to create a 150-word story.

As a child, Edita wanted not just a single dollhouse, but an entire village.
Having wealthy parents helped and through the years, Edita collected house after house, painted them in colors that made her happy.
Through time, Edita put trees beside the houses, cherry trees with delicate pink blossoms in spring and maples with fiery red leaves in fall.
She added spruce trees in parks, merry-go-rounds and a river littered with sailboats and swans.
By the time she was twenty, tiny birds floated in the air above her village and fox prowled the forests.
When she was forty, Edita’s parents died, leaving her millions.
She added a school and churches of every denomination, stores, and two hospitals.
Clothing stores popped up after Edita turned seventy and she was becoming tired.
Ten years later, Edita passed away, leaving her village to people arriving from foreign shores
so they could have a home of their own.


  1. James says:

    Wait. It wasn’t a model village but a full-sized one? Wow!

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  2. Dale says:

    What a lovely take. At first I thought she was collecting doll houses! D’oh!

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  3. pennygadd51 says:

    That’s lovely! You made me grin with delight when I realised how you’d hoodwinked me! You told the story very well, Alicia!

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  4. Great story, Lish. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. k rawson says:

    It does look like a fairytale village of dollhouses. Love the twist of finding it that was indeed the case!

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  6. Such a wonderful picture, Lish, which does indeed look like a model village but it is not. The scope in your story is phenomenal. And leaving it to those who needed a home is just such a lovely touch. Something we would all like to do, I am sure, but are scared by the legalities and red tape.

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  7. Dear Lish,

    At first I thought it was a miniature village. Edita was definitely a humanitarian. Good one. Love the story progression.



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  8. draliman says:

    Wow, that was quite a life and quite a legacy!

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  9. Lynn Love says:

    And there was me thinking through the story that it was the most elaborate of toy villages … And then at the end, the best of gifts – not a toy town but a real one, gifted to help make people’s lives better. Lovely descriptions throughout and a real fairy tale feel to the entire story. Gorgeous

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  10. Sarah Ann says:

    Such a wonderful gift from Edita.

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