Category Archives: Conner, Emily

Creative Nonfiction: Diggers

by Emily Conner

There was the time my brother buried me inside a cardboard box in the closet. We were playing, and he said, “This will be a good place to hide,” and he cleared a space among stuffed dogs and puppet bears and the clown with a zipper, a shoelace, and buttonholes but no buttons. I climbed in, eager to make myself secret, and he covered me well, then closed the cardboard lid and dropped another cardboard box on top.