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Pandora's Box

by Anne Deborah Taylor
Originally published by on 31/03/2018

Sarah searched all over for the torch. It must be somewhere. A sudden epiphany! Under the stairs!

She crouched on all fours in front of the cupboard door. It was always Malcolm who went in here. She started to pull out all the rubbish, but found no torch.

Wait a minute, what was that in the far corner? She hunched low and crawled into the cupboard. She came back out with a beautiful, inlaid wooden box with a brass – or could it be gold – clasp. She lifted the clasp cautiously and slowly opened the lid.

Then she wished she hadn’t.

Anne Deborah Taylor Merits

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