Michelle’s curiosity got the best of her. Her father told her not to look in the basket. But that was like a issuing too tempting a challenge to Michelle. Just tell her not to do something and that’s all she needed to hear. She felt compelled to open the basket.
Michelle waited for her father to leave for work. Then she snuck into his home office and cautiously approached the large, wicker basket, which was on the floor next to his desk. Once she was she was standing beside it, she reached down and carefully took the top off of the basket. She set the basket’s top aside and then peered inside.
What she saw caused her to scream in delight. “Yay,” she said. “Daddy got me a xylophone! I’ve always wanted a xylophone.”
Written for Teresa’s Three Things Challenge, where the words are basket, xylophone, and scream.