Mila looked over many items on the shelf when she came across the bell collection. Hundreds of unique little bells from all over the world rested side by side. “Grand Ole’ Opry Land”, “Glacier National Park”, “Paris”, “Germany.” The life collection of a woman who was probably deceased. The new owner of her home couldn’t wait to ditch the clutter. Mila could feel the joy of the woman receiving each gift bell from those she loved when she could no longer travel. Once treasured, the dusty collection sat on a shelf in a second-hand store neglected. Mila bought them all.
NOVEMBER 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dawn DeBraal lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband Red, two rescue dogs, and a stray cat. She was first published in Dec 2018 in Spillwords. She didn't make the 12 Days of Christmas but has since published over 450 short stories, drabbles, and poems in online ezines and anthologies.