The Junk Box – p.11

February 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm 1 comment

That night, the girl lay in bed fighting sleep. Her parents had been arguing rather loudly for hours, and it was all because of the junk box. The girl had planned to sneak into their room to take it back after they were asleep, but it didn’t seem that they would ever stop talking.

She forced herself to get up and pace the floor. It was past midnight and she had school the next day; but getting rid of the box was more important. She could manage to slog through a day of school on no sleep if it meant restoring sanity to her home.

Suddenly there was a loud crash from her parents’ room, and she heard her mother yelp. Then she heard her father come stomping down the hall, cursing under his breath, and her mother followed, crying. There was more noise out in the living room, and then the front door opened and shut. The girl looked out of her window and saw them driving away.

She ran to their room and looked around, her eyes wide. Her mother had been using the box all day and it showed; the room was so packed full of stuff you could hardly move. She narrowly avoided stepping on a large pile of broken porcelain, which must have been the crash she heard. The box, unfortunately, was nowhere to be found.


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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  February 7, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I have apparently had one of these boxes for a number of decades…. Handy when I need props for a show, but then…. :o/


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