A Toy Story

December 30, 2015 at 11:55 am 40 comments


For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 January 2016

Jean L. Hays
Photo Credit: Jean L. Hays

Mr. Scott was busy removing the Christmas decorations from his coffee shop when he overheard a mother and daughter talking outside.

“I want that one,” the little girl said pointing to the doll on the window display.

“Honey, it’s not for sale and we can’t afford it anyway.”

The doll had long hair, brown eyes, and freckles on her face. During holidays past, it had earned its keep attracting customers. But it had yet to fulfill its destiny as a toy.

“Mama’s right, it’s not for sale,” Mr. Scott said as he approached them. “You can have it for free.”

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40 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Adam Ickes  |  December 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    We need more people like Mr. Scott in this world. Nice story.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  December 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      adam:

      i totally agree. it’ll be better world, indeed.

      Reply
  • 3. Tracey@WhatsforDinnerDoc.com  |  December 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Love this reminder to be kind. Happy New Year Plaridel

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    • 4. plaridel  |  December 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      tracey:

      i like to start the new year in a good mood. i’m glad you liked it. happy holidays!

      Reply
  • 5. justmaria  |  December 30, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Lovely story and I love the quote. πŸ™‚

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    • 6. plaridel  |  December 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      maria:

      i love that quote, too. unfortunately, i don’t know the writer. hopefully, one of the readers do. happy new year!

      Reply
      • 7. justmaria  |  December 31, 2015 at 5:03 am

        Whoever the writer is, I believe he’s got a lovely childhood. Happy new year, too. πŸ™‚

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        • 8. plaridel  |  December 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

          justmaria:

          so far, googling has failed to identify him. 😦

          Reply
  • 9. rochellewisoff  |  December 31, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    There’s a special place in heaven for people like Mr. Scott. Beautiful story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 10. plaridel  |  December 31, 2015 at 9:41 am

      rochelle:

      i agree, but, hopefully, his time’s not up yet so he can enjoy his retirement. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Sandra  |  December 31, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Lovely man, heart-warming story.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  December 31, 2015 at 9:41 am

      sandra:

      yes, may his tribe increase. happy new year!

      Reply
  • 13. draliman  |  December 31, 2015 at 5:31 am

    What a nice chap. He really understands the quote you used at the top.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  December 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

      draliman:

      he’s a child at heart. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Rosey Pinkerton  |  December 31, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Awww! If only there were more Mr Scotts. Delightful.

    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

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    • 16. plaridel  |  December 31, 2015 at 9:40 am

      rosey:

      i’m sure there are many of them around. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Dale  |  December 31, 2015 at 10:25 am

    And the true Christmas spirit lives on… Lovely, Plaridel!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  January 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

      dale:

      and the doll finally found a home. πŸ™‚

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      • 19. Dale  |  January 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm

        😊

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  • 20. Cheryl McCullough  |  December 31, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Beautiful story, Happy New Year!

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    • 21. plaridel  |  January 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

      cheryl:

      thank you and happy new year to you, too. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 22. rogershipp  |  December 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Christmas miracles still happen!

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    • 23. plaridel  |  January 1, 2016 at 11:40 am

      roger:

      they’re all around us if we care to look. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. Joy Pixley  |  December 31, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Aw, what a cheery ending. Three cheers for the Mr Scott’s of the world, who know how to spread that Christmas spirit.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  January 1, 2016 at 11:39 am

      joy:

      thank you and happy new year. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. ahtdoucette  |  January 1, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Aw, adorable story and a wonderful shopkeep. Happy New Year!

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    • 28. plaridel  |  January 1, 2016 at 11:39 am

      anne:

      thank you and happy new year to you, too. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. luckyjc007  |  January 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    A very happy story! Thankfully, there are people like Mr. Scott in the world. πŸ™‚

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    • 30. plaridel  |  January 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      jessie:

      thank you for your comment. deeply appreciated. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 31. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  January 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

    What a lovely way to start the new year… the quote is excellent.

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    • 32. plaridel  |  January 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      bjΓΆrn:

      thank you. it’s a wonderful quote but the author still remains a mystery.

      Reply
  • 33. rgayer55  |  January 2, 2016 at 6:09 am

    My grandfather’s last name was Scott. He loved children. I could just see him doing something like this too. Thanks for bringing a memory of him back for the holidays.

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    • 34. plaridel  |  January 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      russell:

      you must be really fortunate to have a grandfather like him.

      Reply
  • 35. lifeconfusions  |  January 2, 2016 at 10:01 am

    This was heart warming πŸ™‚

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    • 36. plaridel  |  January 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      zee:

      thank you. just wanted to end the year in a positive mood. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. Margaret  |  January 2, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Beautiful. The dialogue rings true, and I do believe there are quite a few Mr Scotts around.

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    • 38. plaridel  |  January 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      margaret:

      thank you. happy new year!

      Reply
  • 39. patriciaruthsusan  |  January 4, 2016 at 7:02 am

    What a sweet story, Plaridel. I think Mr. Scott’s Christmas will be happier this year as will the child’s and her mother’s. Well done. Happy New Year. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • 40. plaridel  |  January 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      suzanne:

      i believe so, but don’t forget the doll, too. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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