Grandma’s Magical Elephant
Copyright 2011: Grandma’s magical elephant by Mark Stewart. All rights reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the author. This story is fictitious and a product of the author’s imagination. Resemblance to any actual person living or dead is purely coincidental.
“Hi there Emily, I’m Wendy,” said a friendly nurse. “The doctor told me about your operation today. He asked me to stop by and cheer you up.”
The smiling nurse had entered the small room and was standing at the side of the bed. She then sat on a chair, reaching out her hand. Wendy did the same.
“I have a story which I think you will like. I’m sure it will help you to smile.”
The five-year-old’s face looked to be the colour of white paper. She looked tired and struggling to keep her eyes open.
“There once was a little girl about your age. On her fifth birthday trouble came and she needed to go to the hospital for a few weeks. Each day she felt more tired. Her mum felt sad, but always visited wearing a smile.”