Tiny Stories: The Special Gift

Popular belief has it that the universe is comprised of atoms. In reality, the universe is actually made up of…

Once upon a time there lived a woman who was born an ordinary parcel, but deep down inside she knew that she was a special gift.

Her dream was to be delivered to a purchaser in a far off land of opportunity, somewhere lush like America, where she could trade in her dull brown kraft paper packaging for expensive, ornate gift-wrapping tied in a beautiful silk ribbon bow.

She placed herself in catalog after catalog, listing herself at the price she thought she was worth, and she received many offers that attempted to apply coupons to get her at a reduced price, but she held strong until she finally met a buyer who was willing to pay full retail value.

Her head swam with visions of her new and better life as she was being shipped to the destination that inhabited her fantasies, but those dreams were soon dashed upon the rocks the day her delivery was refused.

Now she was a mail order bride, returned to sender.

8 responses to “Tiny Stories: The Special Gift

  1. You never cease to amaze me! I always through the concept of mail order brides was loathsome but you made me care!

    This is such a simple story on the surface but there’s a deeper under current about self-worth and daring to dream and the reality that dreams don’t always come true. I hope she doesn’t give up on her dreams.

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