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    The beautiful Santa's caps for the merit.

    [This story wins the consolation prize for the Christmas creative writing story contest]

    The Christmas is fast approaching. After a full day of hectic activity, she was walking back slowly thinking about the coming festival. The Expectations of her children are very high and how to meet them is her concern now. She has to purchase clothes for her two daughters and has to purchase Santa's caps for them. She has to spend some money for the cake and for the guests who may visit her house during the festival.
    She works in a private organisation as a receptionist and her husband was no more. She is having two children who are in their schooling. Her husband passed away in an accident. Then onwards, she is taking care of her children with a sole aim of bringing them up. The requirement of funds is high but the salary she is earning is hardly taking care of their daily routine expenses and education in a good school to her children. On the way, she has entered into a church near her house to see the arrangements and just offered her prayers. She started going to her house.

    As soon as she entered the house her two daughters came running. They are feeling very happy and their faces are glowing. Both of them told her that they got first ranks in their respective classes in mid exams and their teacher appreciated them. Then they have shown her their beautiful Santa's caps which were presented by their teacher to wear on the Christmas day. They also informed that they were selected as the best students in the class and shown her the scholarship amounts offered by a local Organisation near their school for the best students. She just closed her eyes and paid her tributes the God for the help he extended in this way and felt a sigh of relief.
    She has forgotten the whole day's tiredness and the struggle. She hugged both the daughters with all appreciations and her mind is full of happiness and joy.

    This is my entry for the competition os Santa's cap
  • #619921
    By giving the best title the author has half won the context and remaining to be seen on the others contribution in the same subject to decide the winner. Best of luck.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #619931
    A nice story that reflects on the difficulties faced by a single mother who has to raise her children alone on a meager salary. Festivals and expenses are a taxing issues for people who live on a tight budget. But like many true stories, children with sub optimal resources often shine in academics and here they have scholarships and good news at the festival time. A very good write-up.

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