Angel #writephoto


Photo by Sue Vincent

Emma looked around in wonder.  The world was both familiar and yet so changed!

A noise grabbed her attention.  Several Star Wars storm troopers were header her way!

“I’ll take care of them.”

Buzz Lightyear come out from behind the giant tree, laser beams flashing.

“Run, little girl, while I finish up here. To infinity and beyond!”

Emma turned.  Where should she go?

“This way, Emma.”

The voice was calm and soothing.

An angel!

Emma climbed up on the table with help from the glowing angel.  A donkey from the nativity set came over to be patted on the head.

Another angel came out, dancing to delicate music.

What would happen next?


“Shhh, she fell asleep under the Christmas tree.”

“You don’t think watching The Nutcracker scared her, do you?”

“No.  I bet visions of the sugarplum fairy are dancing in her head right now.”

“Look at that. She’s snuggled up with the angel and that donkey!  Maybe she watched too much Shrek!”

“Shhh.  Let’s try to get her to bed. Tomorrow is going to be a long day.”

“Sure.  What a little angel.”


This was written for Sue Vincent’s Writephoto challenge.  The lovely image at the top was taken by Sue and the key word was “Angel”.

38 thoughts on “Angel #writephoto

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      A large portion of the ballet The Nutcracker is the little girl’s dream as she sleeps under a Christmas tree holding her favorite toy, so that is very much what inspired this dream :) You should see it. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Suzanne

    I like the way all the cartoon characters get mixed up. I feel like that about the Christmas songs and carols I hear. They all get in mixed up my head but at the end of the day, the angels step in with their message of peace.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          It’s been years for me – I used to occasionally see it when I lived in the Cleveland area (sounds funny, but their orchestra and ballet are pretty good). The music is great :)


            1. trentpmcd Post author

              I’m close to Boston, and it is the same – theater tickets are as expensive or more expensive than the top end in NYC! To see a musical it is cheaper to fly from Boston to Chicago (700 miles), spend two nights at a hotel in Chicago, see the show and fly home than the tickets for the show alone would cost in Boston!


                    1. trentpmcd Post author

                      It is strange that entertainment prices are so much different. On the other hand, the different regions are in some ways almost like different countries. The east coast from a bit south of Washington up to a little north of Boston is all very expensive.


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