50 Words Thursday # 74

Deb Whitman is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • So here’s the picture:
The Mystery Box

And the words:

“The third month, when the box arrived, was very tricky indeed.” – Douglas Adams, Almost Harmless


I should never have accepted the delivery. But how was I supposed to know!

The first two months went quietly, but the third month, when the box arrived, was very tricky indeed. There was rattling sounds that the box emanated and it created a feeling of undue curiosity in anyone who saw it. The only thing that stopped people from opening it was the big, old fashioned lock on it.

The catastrophe occurred when Johnny found a way to force open the box….

The imps locked in all escaped to wreak havoc on all the people of that unfortunate town.


Word count: 100



30 thoughts on “50 Words Thursday # 74

  1. In the original prompt post, the word was “moth”, not “month”–which put me off doing the prompt. Maybe I should go back and ask Deb if it was a typo… Great post you’ve done 🙂

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      1. Yes, I found out from Deb that it was meant to be month–I never assume, though, as creative people could certainly do a story about a 3rd “moth” 🙂

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