Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday: Curiosity

PROMPT: You find a box in the attic that isn’t yours.

It was hand-carved, overlaid in hammered gold. I blew dust from the top and set it on the floor before me. What could be inside? So many possibilities. The runes encircling an engraved eagle spelled out a warning. I smiled. Curses were a myth. Weren’t they?

Whatever was in that box… I had to know.

I slid the ivory pin from the latch and raised the lid. The hinges creaked their objection.

Then the rushing wind, like a thousand bats taking flight with a screech. I gasped and slammed it closed, but t’was too late.

“Pandora! What have you done?”

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  1. Uh-oh. She shouldn't have done that! Good job.

  2. curiosity. it's always getting people in trouble.

  3. Classic Pandora's Box! It fits with your mythology profiles :D

  4. I like that there was someone there to see her do it. Great twist from the myth.

  5. This was so fun! I giggled at the end when I realized what just happened. Great perspective on the character and a really fun way to see this.

  6. I loved the sense of bats escaping! Very cool. Nice take on the myth. :)

  7. I like the twist there at the end! Very nice!