Writing Prompt Wednesday – What’s in the box?

From now on, Writing Prompt posts will be on Wednesdays. Mainly so I have a bit more structure to stick to. Plus, Writing Prompt Wednesdays just rolls off the tongue, don’t you think?

Other posts about life, news, writing, and the like will pop up from time to time when I need to get something out of my brain, lest I  have some sort of Scanners type incident.

So, Writing Prompt Wednesday is officially a go.

There is the trope of the mystery box, one that has been around since the times of ancient Greece, with Pandora and her little gift. Your character or characters find themselves in a similar predicament, with an item of mysterious contents somehow coming into their possession. Do they open it? Do they not? What is inside? Who is affected if the box remains closed or if it is opened?  What chain of events does said box unleash upon the world?

With this prompt, let’s see how much creativity you can get out of this old trope. What can you do to turn it on its ear and make this idea fresh again?

I know it stirred a fun little idea inside me. So much short story potential.

Till next time,

DC

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