I put my hand in the box and felt nothing but air. Nothing but emptiness.
I felt again. Nothing. Just smooth cardboard. I smelt it – but the fumes were like fresh paint and I quickly withdrew.
Panicking, I shook the empty creature hard: something had to be there! It needed to be there... I wanted it to be there.
“I know you’re in here!” I shouted, flipping the box upside down.
“Darling?” I turned round to see my mum, looking confused at my frustrated demeanour.
“What’s in the box?” I screamed.
I turned round...but it had gone.
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