The Junk Box – p.5

January 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm 2 comments

On an overcast day, a teenaged girl skipped school to sneak behind the abandoned house where she’d seen her little brother and his friends playing. She had seen him come home with new toys and things lately and hoped he wasn’t involved in some kind of trouble. She was the sort of girl who was more interested in mystery novels than pop stars, and was not afraid to go exploring. Her grades were good enough that she would not fall behind from missing a day of school, so to her the risk was warranted.

So far that morning she had escaped the notice of any adults who might recognize her, but now the empty windows of the houses were a bit disconcerting. Still, her curiosity would not let her chicken out. She walked around the back of the house, and saw all the old furniture and junk piled up. There was nothing interesting or organized, and she wondered if maybe the boys were just using this place as a site for a swap meet, which still left her to guess where they were getting all the stuff to swap.

Something caught her eye then, and she bent down over a box of assorted junk to get a better look. Under an unopened pack of napkins, the corner of a paperback book stuck out. The girl took it from the box and was shocked to see it was from a series she had read, but never completed, because this particular book was out of print.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lady Red  |  January 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Now the box can read minds!?! I like this story so far; very intriguing.

  • 2. Craig T. Adams  |  January 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Loving the mystery of it all.


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