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Iris [short fiction] by Nancy Springer
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Iris [short fiction]

by Nancy Springer

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This was a sweet short story. It focuses on a woman, alone in the world. She has lost her young daughter and her husband and as she grows older, she becomes a recluse.
To entertain herself, she begins collecting small items (bottle caps, teething rings, etc) that no one else wants anymore. One day, she pulls out her collection and puts them to good use.

I cannot say more without completely giving this away. What I can say is this was a sweet story about hope. It also reminds us that any item can be a treasure to somebody. What is old junk to someone may be of great value to another. It also serves to remind to take pleasure in the simple things in life, and that no matter how lonely you feel, you are never truly alone.

If you are looking for a touching story that doesn't take much time to read, this is it. ( )
  jljaina | May 16, 2015 |
Typical heart-warming Springer story about being old but still being able to change your life. ( )
  aulsmith | Jul 10, 2010 |
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Iris is an imaginative little girl with the ability to make just about anything seem to come to life when she plays with it. After Iris' death at a young age, her mother feels that there isn't much left to celebrate when it comes to the holiday season. Little does she know that Iris has one last gift to give her mother this year, and it's going to make it one Christmas to truly remember. An uplifting holiday short story.… (more)

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