Submitted by dawnlily
Your character wakes up each day to find a new gift waiting for them on their doorstep - they have no idea why and aren't sure whether to be grateful or worried.
The knock at my door woke me up from the dream I was having about a hot guy putting sunscreen on my back. I sit up in bed, wipe my hands on my mouth to get rid of the drool, and put my feet on the floor. I walk to the door and open it, there is nobody around except a gift bag sitting on the floor. It has been a few days since I started getting these gifts with no note or anything and each time it ...
Just Like D’Amici’s
Monday: a can of anchovies
Tuesday: a head of garlic
Thursday: a fresh egg
Friday: a wedge of Parmesan cheese
Saturday: a head of romaine
Sunday: olive oil
She looked at all the ingredients that had collected on her front step.
Well, nothing else to it. She made herself a delicious Caesar salad. It was impeccable. Then it occurred to her.
Monday next, a man was standing on ...
The smell of coffee brewing in the kitchen slowly wakes me from my sleep. I open my eyes to see my best friend lying on the pillow next to me, panting and staring at me like she’s been waiting her whole life for me to wake up. She whimpers and scoots closer to me, licks my face and stands up waiting for me to get out of bed and take her out for her morning constitutional. “Yes, Elsie I’m coming.” ...
The Siren Queen Returned
I stood up from my chair in the living room, put down my phone, and headed to the door. It was strange that my doorbell dinged, I didn’t invite anyone over or order anything.
I opened the door and looked around. There was no one here.
Then, I spotted a gift. A brown box with sparkling red ribbon and matching bow. However, the strangest thing was that there no labels that said who it wa...
Waking up I put my robe and slippers on and head towards the bathroom. I start my daily rituals, of brushing my teeth, washing my face, and then heading out to get the morning paper. I open the door and a cold breeze hits my face. I shiver and pick up the paper and the box’s underneath. I head towards my kitchen and put the box down on some paper towels and head towards my coffee maker. I needed s...
Woke up this morning feeling sick. Not sure if it’s serious or just a bug from last night’s dinner. I called out of work and laid down for a few hours before getting up.
Checked the mail around lunchtime and found a small, wooden box on the front porch. No label, just a sapphire sticker with a deer head on the lid. That was strange enough, but inside there was a glass bottle filled wit...
It feels strange to say “Good morning” to an empty doorway, but I know someone is there.
Semi-early riser, 7 am deliveries show up at my door. I don’t remember why I opened my door the first time. I think I heard a clink or a smack—I don’t quite remember which. But I opened the door with a tentative inquiry, “Hello..?” The sunshine drifted through and pointed to a ring-sized box on my doormat. I ...
Puzzled she walked in to the house unwrapping the gift. Packaged inside was a small music box that played the 12 days of Christmas. It was beautiful. She looked again at the package and saw it was sent to her at her home. But there was no return address or sender.
The music continued to play almost hauntingly. What had first sounded like beautiful Christmas music, now seemed almost ominous. She...
*BEEP BEEP BEEP*
Crap. I am not ready to deal with today, let alone whatever is on the otherside of that door! Maybe I should be grateful...or maybe I should crawl back into bed.
Wait. I can trick the system! If I don't open that door then I won't get the gift! I'll pull a Ferris and will truly have the Cameron experience. ...