A Grandmother’s Love

Posted: June 24, 2020 in Friday Fictioneers
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Grandma collected geodes. When she cracked them, instead of crystals, the stones contained small, exotic worlds.
Some called her a witch. I call them jealous.
Who could reject a tiny world occupied by three sleeping owls? Or a beach littered with sand dollars the size of a baby’s thumbnail?
She gifted her treasures to people with wounded souls.
Until today, I’d never received one.
Papa hands me a velvet-coated box. “She saved this one for you.” He nestles the box in my shaky hands.
Inside the geode? The scent of lilacs and a wee fairy with Grandma’s enchanting smile.

Comments
  1. neilmacdon says:

    Absolutely lovely

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  2. msjadeli says:

    Good writing and a precious ending ❤

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  3. plaridel says:

    i guess better late than never. 🙂

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    A lovely mystical idea.

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  5. How enchanting! How magical!

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  6. draliman says:

    Sweet and magical 🙂

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  7. Dear Lish,

    “Some called her a witch. I called them jealous.” Brilliant line. What a sweet fantasy. Magical story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. James McEwan says:

    A lovely, warm and enchanting story in a world of dreams and fairy tales.

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  9. doodletllc says:

    Magical…the best gift of all.

    Like

  10. That is so sweet.

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  11. ceayr says:

    Utterly fabulous, Alicia, story of the week!

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  12. Simply delightful Alicia, a joy to read.

    Here’s mine!

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  13. A magical story. Enjoyed it.

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  14. Dale says:

    Oh! I love this, Alicia! Absolutely lovely!

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  15. Tannille says:

    I’m loving this story world. I want one.

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  16. Ah, thanks. Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to pick the world you wanted?

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  17. Beautiful in conception and execution Alicia, well done

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  18. Oh my…just beautiful!

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  19. Laurie Bell says:

    This is simply gorgeous ! Oh I could read about these worlds for hours. A unique and fabulous concept

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