It's My Thumb in a Box
September 16, 2013 10:32 AM Subscribe
I recently half-remembered a story I read way back in elementary school (late 80s-early 90s). I am not sure if it was a standalone short story or part of a novel, but what happens is the narrator has a big plastic bloody novelty thumb that he slips on and uses to prank the person he's with at the movies.
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The story goes into great detail about how he puts it on his own thumb in the dark and then works the thumb through the bottom flaps of a box of popcorn that he and his companion are sharing, waiting for her to grab it and scream. That's about all I remember. I don't remember what her reaction is or anything else that happened. Does this ring any bells for anyone? I'd love to read this story again.