The old man nodded as the youngster dropped pennies and dimes into his cup. Her raven curls bobbed as she ran back to her mother. Her laughter rang out as she turned back and proffered a quick wave in return.

Many people passed by the old man as he sat there on the sidewalk in the center of town. Several of those many people dropped the odd 20 or single into his hat.

But none on that day touched his heart like the little girl with bobbing curls. Her musical laughter filled his heart with joy for many a day afterward.

borrowed from the Dublin Music  Buskers page

borrowed from the Dublin Music Buskers page

Written for Tara’s 100 Word Challenge. The word this week is CHANGE. I used it as a noun rather than a verb. Actually, it is inferred as a noun in the piece, while used as a verb in the title. See what I did there? Thanks, Tara!!

8 responses

  1. Opal says:

    Her pure heart touched his soul. A beautiful write!

  2. Tara R. says:

    This is very sweet, and it made me smile.

  3. Tara Magri says:

    Beautiful and emotional story that makes the reader remember that the little things in life like a wave and a smile are the best things in life.
    Loved it xx

  4. Judith says:

    Another take on Tara’s word and so beautiful. I can easily picture the little girl dancing away nod the smile on the old man’s face. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a sweet piece! You conveyed a lot of emotion and really nice imagery in such few words.

  6. Melissa says:

    This is so sweet! There’s really nothing like the laughter of a child to turn around your mood, even if it’s only for a moment!

  7. Azure says:

    It’s always the children that bring joy to everyone’s hearts – their innocence never fails to bring a smile to someone’s face! Wonderfully written.

  8. Ally says:

    The simple things are the things that bring the most joy.


    Ally 🙂

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