Join For Free!

The Annual Gift

"What if someone could come back to you?"

14 Comments 14
2.4k Views 2.4k
100 words 100 words
Editors Pick
Competition Entry: Stories Space Drabble
The Christmas present ticked and would open soon. They've chosen one out of billions annually since the Code was deciphered because its power must be limited. They placed the box in my home on Christmas Eve, timer set for eight in the morning.

I'm waiting in the living room now, heart thundering, unknowable sciences about to bring you back. You'll be there, naked. Alive. Every memory retained. Even your death.

You'll ask about the car crash, the scars on my wrists, and I'll tell you the truth.

All that matters is that we'll be together again. My most precious gift. 

Loved the story?
Show your appreciation by tipping the author!

Get Free access to these great features

  • Post in the Forum
  • Write your own Stories
  • Contact members
  • Comment on Stories