TCM Virtual Tours Presents: A Character Post "From The Man In The Box"

Title:  The Man In The Box
Author:  Andrew Toy
Format:  Ebook
Length:  207 pages
Publisher:  Blackwyrm Publishers
Rating:  5 Stars

Work provided Robbie Lake the perfect escape from his family. But his life is turned upside down when he is unexpectedly fired. When he finds a new way of escape through a cardboard box, everything changes. The imaginary world of his childhood has evolved in his absence and is now more savage and hostile than even he could have dreamed. Robbie is drawn in by the excitement of his secret world, but will the cost of abandoning his family prove too high?

Character Post from Andrew Toy
Featuring Robbie’s Wife
Missing Him

It sounds weird and self-pittying to say this, but I miss my husband. I see himeveryday, yet he’s been so absent. I hear him getting out of bed almost every night, and he sneaks downstairs. Sometimes, he takes the annoying cardboard box with him. I just want to know what he’s doing. It scares me, you know? And I’m sure it would scare any other woman to see their husband leave the bedroom in the middle of the night with an empty box. What’s he filling it with? Is he planning on moving out? Does he have a stash of boxes somewhere that I don’t know about, and he’s slowly moving out a few items at a time?

I just wish I knew.

I wish I knew Robbie. Lately he hasn’t been himself. I know losing his job was hard on him, but I just wish he wouldn’t take it out on me and the kids. It’s not fair.

Is he inflicting pain on himself? It’s possible. He’s been getting these bruises and scratches on his arms and legs that he thinks I don’t know about. What is so wrong with his life that causes him to do this to himself? To hurt himself, and distance himself from his family?

I’m sorry, blog world, for burdening you with this pathetic rambling. I know no one reads this except a few people from India (whom I’m thankful for). But if anyone has any idea or any tips on how to win my husband back, please tell me.

He also doesn’t seem to care very much that I’m sick. I don’t want to be a burden to him, and I certainly have no intention to remind him of my cancer, but I just wish he’d care, you know? I mean, he’s my husband! I shouldn’t have to stand on the sidelines and wait for him to show some compassion.

Anyway, let me know your thoughts. I’d be grateful. Also, if anyone knows how to keep centipedes out of the house, please let me know.

About Andrew Toy:
Andrew Toy lives with his wife and dachshunds in Louisville, KY. He is currently editing books of nearly every genre and is a writing coach for aspiring authors. He and his wife are trying to adopt their first child, and he is using the means of writing and editing to accomplish the goal of enlarging his family. Check out some more of his writing and upcoming books on his popular blog:

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