Monday, August 07, 2006
New Beginning 51
No one should have to give her kid sister all the credit, but Lisa had to admit that Katie had dragged her into it. Lisa thought Katie's guessing game was silly, but that's how it all began: guessing what was in the box from Gran.
When Dad dumped the cardboard box onto the living room floor, Lisa was hanging up the phone, too stunned by her best friend's bombshell to pay any attention.
"Whew; that's darned heavy," Dad said, rubbing his lower back.
This couldn't be happening to her! Lisa slumped on the couch.
Katie's unruly curls bounced as she did a little dance. "What did we get? Anything for me?" Her brown eyes sparkled at the possibility of presents.
"Just some things that won't fit into Gran's new condo," Mom said as she walked into the room. "We'll open it after dinner. Lisa, what's the matter?"
"Mary Beth just called and said that she and her new boyfriend Bruno killed Gran and drank her blood and then cut off her head and shipped it to us in a cardboard box."
"I thought Bruno was your boyfriend," Dad said.
"So did I," Lisa sobbed.
"Dinner'll be a little late," Mom said, picking up the box and heading for the kitchen. "There's one more thing I want to throw into the crock pot."
Continuation: Evil Editor