This is the 43rd in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
The Snow Angel, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 13th January 2012
Word count: 594
Theme: family, father, loss, joy, pride, growing young, snow, winter, love
“It’s here, it’s here!” the little boy shouted with such joy.
“Calm down, calm down,” his mother urged him, “it’s too late to be going outside. Besides it’ll be better when you awake in the morning, trust me. Now get to bed.”
“Okay mummy,” the boy acquiesced. He climbed the stairs and went to his room, looked out the window once more with a smile and crawled into bed, eager for the hours of the night to vanish and for it to be morning.
Early the next morning, the boy was woken up by his mothers gentle rocking, and her whispered urgent words to wake up, “Come on Timmy, come see.”