Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name? – Grace – The Gift by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

This weekend I am sharing two more stories from What’s in a Name Volume One.. and it is the time of the letter ‘G’. This story is about a little girl who has lost everything she loves. It is a Christmas story so hope you forgive me sharing it now.

Grace – The Gift by Sally Cronin

It was Grace’s fifth birthday and the staff at the council run orphanage had made sure that there was an iced cake for tea and some small wrapped presents beside the plastic yellow plate. The children sat at tables for ten boys and ten girls, and meal times were expected to be conducted in silence. This rule was however broken on birthdays, when all fifty children would stand up and sing Happy Birthday enthusiastically in the hopes of receiving a thin slice of the oblong sponge cake.

Grace sat in silence as the…

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