100 Word Story: Delivery

“Did you order live crickets?”

“No. Good Lord, why would I order live crickets?”

“Well, Door Dash just delivered a box full of live crickets. I can see them through the little holes and hear them make that cricket sound.”

“Well, what are we going to do with live crickets?”

“We could set them free.”

“It’s winter.”

He set the box down on the dining room table. Then the man and his partner sat in the dining room chairs amidst his mother’s fine China which they’d just washed and dried. It was silent except for their sighs and the chirping.


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