A Little Christmas Yarn

A very long time ago, on the longest night of the year, or close to it, somewhere in the Middle East, a woman gave birth to a child in a stable. Little did she know what lay ahead for this child. But perhaps she got an inkiling when three wise guys turned up bearing gifts of gold. Oh yeah, they brought Frankincense and Myrrh too. Has anyone in the two thousand years since that child was born worked out why?


This was a special child and even the little sheep, made of wool, payed homage. They crowded close, and one of them whispered in the baby’s ear, that one day, he would die on a cross, but before that he would bring a lot of people joy, mainly in the form of miracles.


And so, as Mary and Joseph, the sheep, the wise guys and various others, gathered around in wonder, the little Baby Jesus looked up at them and thought, ‘Oh my God, what have you thrown me into?’


About sagesomethymes

Daniela is a writer, theatre producer and civic educator. She has had short stories and poetry published in: 'Prayers of a Secular World', Inkerman & Blunt; 'Blue Crow Magazine', Blue Crow Press; 'Knitting and other stories', Margaret River Press and Radio National’s '360 documentaries'. Her debut play, 'Talc', was produced in 2010. Her short play, 'Sicilian Biscotti', was produced for the launch of “Women Power and Culture” at New Theatre in 2011 and shortlisted for the Lane Cove Literary Award in 2015. Her second full length play, 'Friday', was produced by SITCO at the Old Fitzroy Theatre in 2013. 'The Poor Kitchen' was produced in 2016 as part of the Old 505 Theatre’s Fresh Works Season and was published by the Australian Script Centre in 2017 (https://australianplays.org/script/ASC-1836). It was re-staged by Patina Productions at Limelight on Oxford in 2019. She co-wrote 'Shut Up And Drive' with Paul Gilchrist and it was produced at KXT in 2016. 'Seed Bomb' was produced at Old 505 Theatre as part of the FreshWorks Season in 2019 and has been published by the Australian Script Centre (https://australianplays.org/script/ASC-2166). She co-wrote 'Softly Surely' with Paul Gilchrist and it was produced at Flight Path Theatre in 2022. She is the co-founder of indie theatre company subtlenuance (www.subtlenuance.com) Her published short stories can be read via the Short Stories tab on this blog.
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