Updated: May 15, 2020
Thanks so much for stopping by to read my story! I had a lot of fun participating in Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Writing Contest. I ended up writing two stories. You can read my first entry here. I hope you're all having a very happy holiday and enjoying time with those you love!
A Christmas Treat for Mama
By Kailei Pew
Melody grinned as she rushed home. She had planned the perfect Christmas treat for weeks. And today, Grandma helped her make a mountain of fudge for Mama.
“Wow!” Someone said from behind. “Is that a mountain of fudge?!”
Melody turned to see her new neighbor, Jason.
“Yes!” Melody boasted. “All for my Mama!”
“Oh,” Jason said, looking at his toes. “Sure wish I could make a treat like that for my Mama.”
“Go tell your Daddy.” Mindy suggested. “I’m sure you can make a fine treat for your Mama.”
“Yeah…” mumbled Jason. “Maybe…”
Melody continued on her way. But she slowed as she approached her house…
Maybe it was the way that Jason’s coat hung much too big around his small frame.
Or the way his sad eyes had never quite met hers.
Or perhaps something in her heart just told her…
...Jason couldn’t make a treat like this for his Mama.
She hurried back and clumsily pushed the fudge into Jason’s hands.
“I think your Mama would like this even more than mine,” she said hastily.
“Oh boy! Thank you!” He whooped. “Mama! Mama!” He called as he ran inside.
Melody raced back to her house, hot tears burning in her eyes.
She burst through the door and fell into her Mama’s arms. The entire story tumbled from her lips.
“And now,” she sobbed, “I don’t have a Christmas treat for you!”
“Oh baby girl,” Mama said, “Don’t you see? You’ve given me the greatest treat of all!”