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Genre: General Fiction (100 words)
Copyright – Sean Fallon
The statue arrived in pieces, sender unknown.
“I don’t want it,” said Professor Benton, standing in his underwear.
“It’s on the docket. I need a signature.”
“Take it away,” said Benton, punching the delivery man.
Without a signature, the delivery man escaped, dripping a path of blood.
Neighbors reattached the statue, decorating him with Christmas lights until he appeared in Eleanor’s third-floor apartment. Some theorized that Eleanor, at 93 years old, needed his company. Others claim she was the original sender. No one doubts that the statue, blinking and glowing in the window, became the centerpiece for Eleanor’s lively social calendar.