100 Words on Saturday Week 10 Prompt – Dark Secrets
What ‘cha got there Jack?
Startled to see his mother standing in the doorway, he slammed the cigar box lid.
Nothing. Just my box for special things.
What kind of things?
Just things I find when I’m out playing, and things my friends give me. Michael gave me a matchbox car when I traded my chocolate milk at school… He smiled innocently, looking up from the floor.
Okay, supper’s ready. Her voice trailed down the hallway.
Pulling the fistful of bubble gum from his pocket, he added it to his box of growing secrets, and shoved it under the bed.