The Red Box

It had simply appeared one day. Not overnight. In the morning: nothing, and in the evening: there it was. Right on the village green.

Nobody spoke of it, it was too… well, you had to see it for yourself. Outsiders came to stare at it. Isn’t it marvelous? Can you believe it?

The locals shrugged these questions off. It was too unsettling. Once you started to think about it, you’d have to question everything you’d ever understood about the world. It was safer to ignore it. But if you did have to mention it, it was just…

…the red box.

Whatever will they come up with next?

The 100 word challenge at Julia’s place. The prompt was: …the red box…

And if anyone’s fingers are itching: there’s another flash challenge here. The prompt this week is: Unrequited love.

Published by

Delft

I like blue.

25 thoughts on “The Red Box”

  1. Everybody seems to be coming up with quite creative uses of a red box. And I drew a complete bank🙂 Nicely done!!

    1. I think the “ignore the impossible” theme is quite a common one in fantasy / scifi. I am quite happy though at leaving no question answered…
      Thank-you for letting me know you like it.

  2. I don’t trust the locals, I think there’s something more to that red box than meets the eye!

Let me know what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s