Searching for a Gift

“A book! It’ll make her smarter.”

“No, let’s get a train set. It’ll restore some of the festive season’s fun.”

“I’ve got an idea, let’s get her a pack of blocks. It’ll do both!”


The photo prompt has been given by Jennifer Pendergast at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the word prompt (Restore) has been given by Denise Farley at the Girlie on the Edge.

39 responses to “Searching for a Gift”

  1. Seems the ideal solution to me. My childhood building bricks made me decide to become an architect. Later I discovered other toys and other ambitions

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    1. I built a ground plus one for my dolls (repurposed shoeboxes always come in use). That’s how far my architectural dreams went before losing steam.

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  2. Great economy of words in this story, and yet you’ve created two vibrant, believable characters. Well done!

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  3. Train sets are a great way to spend an afternoon

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    1. But joining tracks does not always translate to a fun morning.

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  4. What a sensible decision! Nice one.

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  5. Excellent and to the point. No more words were necessary!

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    1. Thanks Dale 😀 Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. I like how the pack of blocks is a compromise between the book and the train set.

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    1. It’s the only thing that includes the best of both worlds

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  7. You mention three of my favourite things, Bernadette. Although I never did have a train set. Super succinct six! 🙂

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    1. Toys do have a magic of their own 😀

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  8. A timely reminder that its almost time to find the right presents for everyone again!!

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    1. Yup, December’s almost around the corner.

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  9. Kids are almost impossible to buy for these days. If only we could go back to the traditional ways of gifts and remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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    1. I agree. Buying something for anyone is tough.

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  10. Those blocks are great for houirs of imaginative fun, and lots of pain when parents step on them in the middle of the night…

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    1. Guess it’s a trade-off for keeping the kids busy

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  11. Already thinking of Christmas time….cold weather inspires.

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  12. I wonder if they can compromise!

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    1. The blocks are the answer to that

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  13. Brava for brevity, Bernadette!
    Blocks or…legos! Cannot go wrong with legos, lol You can build anything imagination suggests 🙂

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    1. That’s right! They’re literally the building blocks of imagination.

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  14. Good choice of seasonal gift in the end. Lego is joy! (until you step on a piece) 🙂
    Sparely told, Bernadette, but plenty for the reader to imagine! Bravo.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. Dear Bernadette,

    It sounds like they came up with a solution in few words.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Yup, it’s nice when people agree quickly.

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  16. Few words, nothing more needed, perfect. As a kid, I’d have loved each of these gifts. Today… I think Legos never run out of fashion.

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  17. Well done :). Sometimes, less really is more.

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