Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Trunk (Flash Fiction)

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The trunk was securely fastened with black-chains covered in thick, gunky looking globs of green algae.

At first, I wasn’t sure what to make of it.

Usually, mysterious trunks don’t turn up on my doorstep every Thursday morning, but this one had been the third one this month.

I really didn’t know what to make of it.

There were five locks in various places, holding the trunk closed and the chains together. I wondered what on earth could any living being wish to keep inside a trunk that had a mouth.

It had a mouth, you see, because the teeth carved in front would screech, every time I lugged it through the entryway and down to the basement.

As I recall, it was the third one this month. I still didn’t know what to do with it.

(c) Sara Harricharan

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