Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Short Story
Approximate word count: 3-4,000 words
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“Imagination and fantasy came early to Leonard as he sat at his grandfather's knees and listened to the wonderful tales of rabbits and a family of berries. Both his grandfathers were great storytellers, his grandmother wrote a book of poems and his father published a book based on the Bible. To this great tradition, Leonard is happy to add his own stories.”
“Her mother at death's door, Tiffani's grandfather lets her open a Christmas present, hoping to cheer the young girl up. She opens a magician’s box with hidden messages of love and treasure.
The Box is heartwarming tale of a gift that's been passed down through four generations, each adding their own letter of love before giving it to their child.
Tiffani finds the last letter her mom may ever write.”
The Box is an emotional tale of love, hope, truth, and tradition surrounding a small family who is in desperate need of a miracle. Several days after Christmas has passed Tiffani’s mother is still in the hospital needing an experimental surgery, which could hopefully save her life. The presents lie forgotten under the tree while Amos, Tiffani’s grandfather, and Tiffani stand vigil at her mother’s bedside. Faced with impossible odds, Amos tries to lift his granddaughter’s spirits by opening presents under the tree after an especially hard day. When the present Tiffani chose to open was the puzzle box that had been passed down through the family. Amos takes the opportunity to tell her the story of the special box’s origin as she reads the letters secreted away inside.
The Box is a short story that is sure to tug on your heartstrings as Tiffani seeks to solve the clues to discover the secret hidden inside this special box. This heartwarming story could be read any time of the year.
No significant issues.
Rating: **** Four stars