Magpie Tale-One Thousand Candles

This is a post for Magpie Tale (Fire) hosted by Willow at magpie tale

It has been a while I write a short story…Here it goes!

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Zach is an oilman, strictly speaking, he is the President of a large oil company. He and his wife Mary share four beautiful children together, with the kids’ age at 15, 12, 10, and 5. The family has two fancy houses, one is near the ocean, one is on top of a hill…They spend most of their time in their mountain house.

Ever since a fire has occurred in their house, sadness settles in and begins to haunt the entire family. Because during the fire, Mary has lost her vision. She is 45 years old, the world is dark to her all of a sudden, and she thought she has lost everything.

Mary is terrified. She has no more confidence in herself, she trusts no one. She would scream nervously at her nanny, yell at her husband, and push everyone who comes near her…The once peaceful and lovely household is in chaotic now.

Zach is a good man. He loves his wife, and understands what Mary has been through. He instantly makes arrangement so that he works at his home office mostly, goes out only if he has important clients coming to see him.

Zach wanted to scream too, but he is a man, his family needs his strength and wisdom now. He would do anything or everything to keep the family as a whole. Because Mary is his true love: when Zach was a young lad and full of doubts and uncertainty, it was MARY who held faith in him and encouraged him to start his own business…Zach grew up in a remote countryside village, Mary grew up in an upper class family, Zach has extraordinary talents in all subject matters, especially in public relations, while Mary has the fairest look and the kindest heart. Her strength is that she adores everyone, regardless their gender, race, background.

It is Mary’s love that has tamed, molded, and accomplished Zach, who is now a successful and well rounded gentleman. Just because of this, Zach is determined to continue his love 4 Mary, and make sure she understands and feels it.

Every day when the sun is set, Zach would light up one thousand candles on a special table in Mary’s room, then he would sit next to Mary and pray…At first, Mary could not stay still, she would try to run across the room and bump herself onto the table, and fall, Zach always there to take her into his strong arms and hold her tight to calm her down…

Words of love fly and circle their room every evening from Zach’s heart. He believes his instincts, he has faith that Mary will go back to him, love him the way she used to be, and be able to “see” the beauty of the world again…

Persistence does pay off, slowly, Mary calms down, she would remain calm while Zach prays, later, the whole family of six will stay a minimum one hour in Mary’s room, with one thousand candles burning, they pray together for peace, love, blessings, and forgiveness of their sins. It has become a both romantic and fun time to the kids.

Three months have passed.

Then one day, Zach has caught a flu and he could not help coughing during their praying time. How anxious Mary feels at this moment. She wants to help her husband, thus she gives orders to the oldest kid to help Zach lie down in bed, then she asks the nanny to call their family doctor to come in…

While they are waiting for the doctor’s arrival, Mary kneels down on floor and closes her eyes, she prays for Zach, so sincerely and wholeheartedly, …

After about 15 minutes, she opens her eyes, and she starts to scream, then laugh…She sees the one thousand candles in front of her, and she sees her kids’ cute faces staring at her anxiously and curiously…

“I Can See Now.”

The announcement flies at the moment their family doctor steps into the room. Zach jumps out of his bed and together, the family of six hold one another in their arms and cries in joy…

When they eventually calm down, the doctor give a check to both Zach and Mary, Mary is fully recovered, Zach’s cough is no big deal, and their life will go back to the way it is before the fire in No time….

***The End!***

25 thoughts on “Magpie Tale-One Thousand Candles

  1. Oh wow… such a lovely story, Ji ! I was really moved by it!
    It was like watching a movie with a happy ending.. And I dig happy endings!
    Keep up the good work, and you definitely haven’t lost touch with storywriting, girl!! 🙂


  2. Great story Jingle, and proof that prayer is pretty powerful….I too love happy endings…bkm

  3. Jingle, this is such a beautiful story of love…a husband’s love for his wife, a wife’s love for her husband and family love and how that love can heal even the deepest hurts that life sometimes brings. I really enjoyed reading this…you did such a wonderful job here. Thanks for sharing. Heartspell

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