The Little Magician

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
A man tells of his first magic trick.

Submitted: October 14, 2012

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Submitted: October 14, 2012



Tell me about your first magic trick?’ My apprentice asked me... We were poor, my mama and I. It was Christmas Eve...a time for miracles. The snow outside glistened like diamonds in the sun. I remember that night mama sang at the local restaurant and I stood amidst the crowd listening to her angelic voice. So strong, so beautiful. A waiter came to me and asked me to give a cup of tea to a man seated at a nearby table. I did as I was told. He was a kind man. Handed me a ten pence coin and I shouted to mama across the room waving the coin in sheer excitement. She smiled. Suddenly people started booing and jeering at her to sing a different, upbeat melody. Mama didn’t know any. She ran backstage whilst I looked on with a blank expression. I followed her and she looked at me and cried. ‘Mama don’t cry. Shake me!’ I commanded. She obeyed and coins fell from every breadth of my body. She continued to shake me and I witnessed her melancholic expression change to delight. I was like a magic fountain. The feeling was overwhelming. ‘Oh, so your first magic trick was the raining coins?’

‘No. My first magic trick was making my mama smile.’

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