The world is an empty cardboard box – a short story


Here’s something completely different for you today…

Jesse Bell was five years old. He was born with lightning in his feet and fearless curiosity flowed through his veins. The sounds of the building site next door coming to life after another long night was a welcome reprieve to the lonely, darkness-filled night… Jesse climbed onto a chair pushed against his bedroom window and peered out at the activity going on in front of his eyes. A beaming smile lit his lips and he turned to face another small bed, the bed of his brother, Troy… From his position pressed against the glass, Jesse could see a large cardboard box, open and discarded next to the builders’ rubbish bin. The large cardboard flaps of the open box, teased by the gentle wind, lazily waved to Jesse and beckoned him to play. Imagining an adventure about to unfold, he swiftly climbed down off the chair and sprinted to Troy’s side and shook him aggressively…

Read more: The world is an empty cardboard box – a short story by Jack Dey






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