The Perfect Christmas
By: Peter Last
The boy tried to scream through the gag, but no sound came out. The action allowed the rag to sink further down his throat, and his attempt to scream broke off in a fit of coughing. Even if he had been able to scream, he knew that no help would come. His father was off on another business trip, and his younger sister was staying at their grandparent’s house. He was utterly alone in this plight.