Monday, February 4, 2013

There were gifts everywhere....(True Story!)

Dozens and dozens of beautifully wrapped boxes with gigantic red ribbons adorning them....
They were thrown somewhat haphazardly onto the dining room table...
It SEEMED, at first glance, that they were randomly strewn over the length of the huge surface...
But upon closer inspection, she could sense a kind of DELIBERATE intention.....
as if someone had placed each box succinctly into its predetermined position...
so as to APPEAR as though it were a 'free-for-all'....
She really must stop taking that nighttime cough medicine, she fleetingly thought....
It was making her WAY too paranoid...or detail-oriented...or something....
Anyway....
here she was...
looking at easily 2 hours or so of unwrapping gifts.....
Sounded like great fun, right ?
And she KNEW that they were meant for her only, as there were large white cards placed on each gift with ONLY her name in BOLD Italic letters....

But here's the thing....
She had NO CLUE as to WHO had brought them here...
Nobody had been home that afternoon...
NOBODY...
So the gift-bearer had either had access to the home, which, off the top of her head, seemed VERY unlikely....
or....
They had broken in !
(which seemed absurd, yet alarming....)
(to be continued)