SPF: A Reminder


“I’ll collect enough sweets to last me a hundred years!”

“I bet I get more than you!”

“Will not!”

“Will so!”

That night, Tom and Lucy excitedly showed Mummy all the goodies they’d got.

“My bag’s heavier than Lucy’s!” Tom boasted, his green monster suit already sticky with chocolate.

“Is not!” Lucy glared at her brother.

“Hush you two and come with me, please.”

“Where are we going?” asked Tom.

“You’ll see.”

Mummy drove them to a big house full of children.

“You see these kids?” Mummy looked down at Tom and Lucy.

“They have no parents to look after them and they haven’t had a chance to go trick-or-treating either.”

“See that little girl? She must be as old as you Lucy and that boy looks about your age, Tom.”

Lucy and Tom stared silently at the children around them. They knew what their mother was trying to show them.

“I guess I got a bit greedy this time,” Tom said, looking ashamed.

“Me too,” Lucy responded.

“Can I share some of my sweets with that boy, Mummy?” asked Tom and Lucy nodded her agreement.

Mummy smiled and nodded.

She looked on proudly as her son and daughter happily shared their treats with the orphanage children.

Yes, they were good kids, they just needed to be reminded from time to time, as did most children, about the importance of being generous and grateful.

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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18 Responses to SPF: A Reminder

  1. A pretty powerful story. A reminder for all of us I think that there are some less fortunate than ourselves.

  2. Steve Lakey says:

    A great reminder to put things into perspective.

  3. Lynn Love says:

    Always someone worse off – and they usually live round the corner from you. Nice take on the prompt 🙂

  4. A different and welcome perspective on trick and treating. It has it’s origins in ‘souling’ when on November the first each year poor people would knock on doors begging for soul cakes in return for prayers.
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  5. Delyn Merce says:

    Another wonderfully uplifting message, Bravo!

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice idea – definitely a concept that goes missing for kids around Halloween and Christmas, ice to remind them of those less fortunate. Good one.

  7. ceayr says:

    A story as sweet as the treats

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