Here we go again with Friday Fictioneers - an online group who write 100-word stories each week prompted by a photo on Rochelle's blog site.
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Billy and his mum never went out. All their food was delivered - the empty cardboard boxes were Billy’s favourite toys.
One day Billy’s mum went to sleep and wouldn’t wake up.
Billy and Gizmo shared a box of cereal with orange juice because Billy couldn’t open the milk. Gizmo was sick in the garden, then ran up the tree and escaped over the box-like fence.
Billy was alone. His mum was still asleep and the television was scary so he turned it off. Then it was too quiet.
When the delivery man looked through the letterbox he called the police.