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Day 164 – Boxindul – 50 Word Story Expanded

“I guess you want me to start at the beginning?”

“Is that where you want to start?”

“Not really, but I think you need to know something, an overview, so you can see how we ended up here.”

“Well, then tell me, how did it all start?” He asks, leaning back in his seat.

“When Jenny found the box.”

“Where did she find it?”

“It was in her locker, just sitting there.”

“So, someone had unlocked her locker, somehow, placed this box in and then locked it again, is that about right?”

“That’s what she said, and before you ask, yes, I believed what she said, I was with her most of the day, all day once we got there, and if it was in there in the morning, she would’ve said something, so, it had to’ve happened then.”

“Okay, so, what happened next, after she found the box?”

“Well, we didn’t know what to do, we thought maybe it could’ve been a bomb or something worse, so, we left it there until we had time to think.”

“So, you thought about it and then what? You decided you should just open it?”

“Well, yeah, I mean, Jenny had no enemies, everyone loved her, and I honestly, wouldn’t think anyone would target her to kill everyone else.”

“So, tell me, what happened after you opened the box?”

“There was nothing inside it, it was empty, or at least, that’s what we thought at first, it looked that way, that changed when she threw it in the bin and then some weird light started going off. We looked in and the box seemed different, like it was, I don’t know, it’s going to sound crazy if I say it out loud.”

“Try me, you’d be surprised what I believe.”

“Well,” he says leaning across the table. “Well, it seemed alive.”

“What, the box?”

“Yeah, it was, it was strange, like it was actually a living, breathing thing, see,” he says, collapsing into his chair. “It sounds nuts, I mean, how could it be?”

“What happened next?”

“Well, we fished it out of the bin and decided to get it to Mister Winters, our science teacher, he’s pretty cool, and, well, we thought if anyone had a chance at knowing what it was, it was Mister Winters.”

“But, everything didn’t go to plan did it?”

“Well, of course not, I mean, that’s why you’re here right?”

“Sort of, we’re here to determine what the next manoeuvre will be. Now, what happened to Jenny?”

“As soon as Mister Winters saw the box he wet himself, like he knew what it was, Jenny saw her chance, so she tried to get the fuck out of dodge, that’s when the box grew those teeth, and, well, next thing I know, she’s missing a chunk of flesh from her throat, and convulsing on the ground in front of me, choking on her own blood.”

“So what, you just stood back and watched while this happened?”

“I had no choice, I was holding the fucking thing, and it wouldn’t let me do anything.”

“Right, then what happened?”

“Well, that’s when Mister Winters started going on about some cursed box thing, and told me all the stories that were going around school about him were true, he was, a homosexual wizard, and the box, was a creature called a Boxindul. He said the Boxindul needed to be banished before it hurt anyone else, so he started mumbling something I couldn’t understand, waved his wand around, I swear I didn’t see him pull it from anywhere, and, as he brought it down, to finish the spell, this Boxindul thing launched itself from my hands and attacked him, there was nothing I could do, he died a hero, saved us all I bet.” he says, looking up at him, tears in his eyes.

“Okay, I think, you’ve answered all the questions we have at this stage,” he says, as he slowly gets up from his seat.

“So, I’m good to go?”

He sucks in a quick breath through clenched teeth and screws his face up, “I think, there might be a problem with that.”

“What? Why? I’ve told you everything, I swear!”

“I know you have, It’s just that the video footage we have, shows us a different account of what happened. One that doesn’t involve this Boxindul, just you, and the two victims.”



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