The Junk Box – p.12

February 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm 2 comments

The couple drove in a strained silence, with the box in the woman’s lap. She had stopped crying but was still hurt by the horrible things her husband had said. When he’d seen their bedroom, he was furious; even after she showed him the magic of the junk box he was unmoved and demanded she get rid of everything.

She didn’t know where they were going and she didn’t care. She was not going to let him destroy the box, and she planned to rescue it at her first opportunity.

He turned a corner and pulled into a shopping center, deserted at this late hour. He pulled into the narrow roadway behind the shops and stopped next to a big green dumpster. He took the box from his wife, who was crying again, and opened the side door of the dumpster. When he tried to toss the box in, his hands tingled and the box stuck fast, refusing to be let go of or upended. He cursed and flailed, before finally dropping to the ground. When the box hit the pavement, he found he could let go.

He quickly backed away, got into the car and sped off, while his wife prayed that no one came to pick up the trash the next morning.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lady Red  |  February 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    This is one crazy box. Can’t wait to see where this story goes!

  • 2. Craig T. Adams  |  February 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I can’t let go of this box either! 🙂


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