Things You Don't Want But Have to Take by DeAnna Knippling
Approx. 4,500 words.
Published on July 19, 2011 by
Madeline lived an ordinary life, married to a company man, staying home all day to help out at church, bake cookies, and pretend that she had never been anything but a housewife. Then the past comes back to haunt her: a box, carefully taped up, containing a horror that she’d never be able to get rid of, never be able to hide from. Not for long.