Hidden high on a nursery shelf, my colours are muted in shadows. My hinges and spring are rusty and stiff; I’ve been trapped in this box forever.

Can you hear me knocking, child? Yes, yes, climb up here and pry me out!









27 thoughts on “Jack

  1. You know, to this day I have sympathetic feelings for all those dolls and toys strewn around, piled on top of one another, and forgotten on shelves. Maybe I watched too many cartoons about toys as a child. 🙂

  2. There’s probably a reason he’s been up on that shelf for so long… Spooky and surreal. Loved it, Silverleaf!

  3. I didn’t have sympathy at all. I would never be sympathetic to a rusty creaky Jack in the box knocking on its confines and calling me over to play with it. Never. That is the plot of a freaky horror movie!

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