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The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

Author(s): O Henry

Location(s): Manhattan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): turn of 20th century

One dollar and eighty-seven cents is all the money Della has in the world to buy her beloved a Christmas present. She has nothing to sell except her only treasure–her long, beautiful brown hair. Set in New York at the turn of the twentieth century, this classic piece of American literature tells the story of a young couple and the sacrifices each must make to buy the other a gift. Beautiful, delicate watercolors by award-winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger add new poignancy and charm to this simple tale about the rewards of unselfish love.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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Entries close 6th November 2021