Round Robin–Christmas Story

This month’s Round Robin is “a gift for readers. Write a short poem, flash fiction, vignette, or other short piece about hope, love, forgiveness, Christmas, or you can use excerpts from a your published work or WIP.” I’ve posted this Christmas story a few times, and it’s even available as a free read at Freya’s Bower. I hope you enjoy this short, but sweet, flash romance fiction. * * *       The Christmas Wish by Kit Wylde (AKA Marci Baun) Snow settled softly over the countryside, creating a world of sparkling, white magic. With a sigh, Lila blinked away the tears that gathered in her eyes. It reminded her of her grandmother, Maryna. Maryna had raised her and would have wanted her to celebrate the Christmas season, but she found it difficult. Now that Maryna was gone, Lila no longer had any family. And how could anyone celebrate Christmas with no loved ones to share it? Sunk in her self-pity, Lila nearly missed the single, brilliant star shining high in the sky, piercing the gloom. At the sight, she smiled through her tears. She could almost hear her grandmother’s soft, loving voice admonishing her: “Make your wish quickly, dear, before it disappears. All wishes made on the Christmas star are granted.” Closing her eyes, heart filled with longing, Lila whispered the words required for the wish to work: “Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight. I wish I may,
 I wish I might Have this Christmas wish tonight.” In her mind’s eye, she pictured a room full of people, laughter and love. For a brief moment,...