(This is student work submitted as part of the Youth Voices collaborative project.)
by Ray Kurek, WUHS 10th Grader
I used to think Magic was cliche then last Christmas I had a life changing event that showed me Magic is real. Every year my family decorates the Christmas tree with lights and ornaments. We have a great time we have fun and are all in the christmas spirit. My little brother had asked for a train set my sister a doll. What I really wanted with all my heart was for my dad to get a promotion. My Dad had been working at his company for longer than any other employee and much harder as well but all the young hotshots were getting the higher up jobs instead of him. I was old enough to know that Santa wasn’t real now so I asked my parents for a baseball bat and glove. They said that Santa would think about it but he might not get it for me. The night before Christmas I secretly wished that My dad would get that promotion he had been wanting for so long. The next morning we all got what we had wished for. But I was sad my wish did not come true I acted happy for my parents about the baseball bat and glove I had gotten. Then when we were all having breakfast My dads Boss called. My father picked it up in the other room and at first there were mumbles then shouts of happiness as he rushed in swept up my sister and exclaimed that it was the best Christmas ever. I knew that my wish had come true my mother was frantically trying to figure out what was going on and my dad said that he had gotten moved up to head of all northeast sales and that he was getting a 40% raise! So magic does come true.
(This story was first published in the December 12, 2013 edition of the Vermont Standard.)
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