“It’s a time bomb!” Tim said.
Scott laughed. It was just like Tim to give Scott a ticking clock so he could joke about time bombs!
Still, Scott was grateful. They’d had many clashes that year, and it was nice to set all that aside at Christmas. Scott put the gift under the tree.
That night, Scott sat in the living room, sipping a glass of wine. Tim’s gift still ticked. Until it suddenly exploded in a huge wall of flame.