Posted in Short Stories

The Box (Part I)

“What’s in the box?” asked Chris.

“Nothing,” said Tom tucking the box closer to his chest.

Chris reached for the box and knocked it out of Tom’s grip. It tumbled to the floor and broke open.

“It’s empty,” said Chris perplexed.

“Told ya.”

Chris walked away scratching his head and wondered why the hype over an empty box. Curiosity got the better of him, and he stopped, turned around and said to Tom, “Why did you guard it so much if it was empty? I mean, that was lame dude.”

Tom shrugged one shoulder and said, “Just wanted to spoof ya man. No big deal.”

As he turned back around to continue walking, a green glint in Tom’s eyes stopped him. On second glance it was gone.

“What?” asked Tom.

Chris nudged his head from side to side and said, “Nothing. It’s nothing.” Again, he turned to leave and again something caught his attention only this time it was from the box staring up at him from the floor.

To Be Continued



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