marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

55 words

damcphail wrote of a challenge:  a complete story in fifty-five words.

Here's mine:
The box gleamed in her hand, like polished ivory, like mother-of-pearl. She turned it from side to side, eying every inch of it. She did not know whether to believe it came from the horn of a unicorn.

"You don't know what's inside," he said.

"I don't know now," she said, and opened the box.

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