image of a gift box

“What’s in the box?”

“Nothing much,” I lied. It’s a present. .. for my wife,” I said, stammering with nerves, wanting him to shut up and not ask questions.

“What is it?” My workmate asked as we rode the tram home.

“What?”

“The Gift,” he said, pointing to the box on my knee. “The gift in the gift box. What is it?”

“Just a little something,” I blurted out, sweat trickling down my brow and dripping onto my nose.

“Was it expensive?”

“What?” I almost shouted, trying not to look him in the eye, desperate for him to stop talking.

“The gift. The gift in the gift box. The gift for your wife. Was it expensive?”

“Yes… no!”

“Can I have a look?”

“No, no, it’s delicate.”

Jamail was getting on my nerves now. Stop asking questions, you won’t like the answer you… I checked myself. Then he said it, the final straw.

“Is it pretty?”

“Dammit, man!” I shouted, jumping up from my seat and ripping off the lid of the gift box. I pulled the pistol out of the box.

“Oh? That’s for your wife?”

“It was, but you can have it now,” I screamed, pulling the trigger.

Copyright © Tom Kane 2019

As a English expat author living in Cyprus, you may think my life revolves around cocktails by the pool. You would be wrong. From snake charming for beginners to flying dogs, in ten years on the island I’ve had my fair share of adventures and interesting experiences.

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