Christmas Tree

A sweet combined smell of hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies wafted through the living room. Wherever she looked, all she could see were hues of red, green, and silver. From the red-painted walls to the flashing Christmas tree standing in one corner, and shimmering silver tinsel on the window sills. 

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He could no longer feel the wintry wind blowing against his pale, bare skin. The wet tears that had escaped his eyes felt like they were permanently frozen to his cheeks. His toes were curled inside his worn-down trainers where a hole was forming on the bottom of the right sole.

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