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The Gift (Bradbury story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 3 pages

The Gift is a 1952 short story by Speculative Fiction author Ray Bradbury. - AsNotedIn

Tomorrow would be Christmas, and even while the three of them rode to the rocket port the mother and father were worried. It was the boy's first flight into space, his very first time in a rocket, and they wanted everything to be perfect. So when, at the customs table, they were forced to leave behind his gift, which exceeded the weight limit by no more than a few ounces, and the little tree with the lovely white candles, they felt themselves deprived of the season and their love.
Ray Bradbury, The Gift

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1952/12/00 Ray Bradbury Author "The Gift" is published in Esquire.
1952/12/00 Esquire Publisher "The Gift" is published in Esquire.

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Particulars for The Gift (Bradbury story):
Season Christmas the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ's birth, late December in the Western Church
Holiday Christmas Eve The night before Christmas, December 24th
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Space Space Travel public conveyance in space
Narrative Arts Speculative Fiction a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements

Original Language: English

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