An old Toymaker spends his days working alone in an old toyshop. It has been many years since his shop has been popular, and he feels left behinds by both his family and the world at large. One day the little bell rings by the door and in comes a young boy. The fascination and joy of the child upon seeing all of his creations reminds the old toymaker that he still has a place in the world and his toys can still bring happiness.


Hello reader! My name is David Southworth. I am new to the creative writing game, but I had fun writing this short story. I am a student of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, an aircraft mechanic, and most importantly, a husband and father of three. I wanted to write a story about hope. It is easy to get lost in the darkness and sometimes all it takes is one small action to show us the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope you enjoy the story!



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