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Pandora – Friday Fictioneers

Welcome to Wednesday-Friday. The sun is shining but brings no heat, yet how can one not smile? This week our fearless hostess has supplied her own image for our challenge. Thanks, Rochelle, for your dedication that never fails! Should you feel like writing your own 100-word story with a beginning, middle and end (not including title), click on the frog below and add your link!

Β©Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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“You ever find something and think, let’s see what’s inside? and so even though your gut tells you you shouldn’t you still find yourself doing so and as you’re doing so, realise that you shouldn’t but it’s too late?”

“Much as what you just said sounds like gibberish, I know what you mean. That there’s a Pandora’s box.”

“Right. That’s what it’s called.”

“You open one up recently?”

“Yeah. I think so Felt remorse as soon as I did, too.”

“Awww. Sorry, man.”

“Looking at this contraption on the ground, my fingers itch to open it.”

“Don’t do it, Buddy.”

145 thoughts on “Pandora – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Dale,

    Now you need to write a second story so we find out what’s in that contraption. You piqued my curiosity by not peeking. Good one.

    Shalom and lotsa inquisitive hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I dunno… a box has been opened once to cause regret. Best let closed boxes remain closed. Glad you liked.

      Shalom and lotsa love outside the box,


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  2. Don’t do ti! You’ll be sorry! Did you ever read the book The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul? I think this might even be worse than what was waiting in Dirk Gently’s fridge…

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      • It’s a great book! If you like such things…. It was written by Douglas Adams, who did the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, but it is much more Earthbound being closer to contemporary fantasy. It is also far more restrained with more sophisticated humor. It is the second of two Dirk Gently books (should have been more, but he passed away), and is the better of the two, but you may need the first to totally understand the second (the first is great, but a little more geeky…) If you follow Marilyn Armstrong, ask her about the book.

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  3. Excellent Dale, believe it or not (believe it!) I have a wall safe in my house and nver having the lock combination, it’ has never been opened. Many times I have thought of getting a lock smith to come out but I don’t . What’s in there? 🌷


  4. Good story, Dale. Sounds like one of those Quentin Tarantino dialogues he’s so well-known for. Curiosity is a double-edged sword isn’t it. I love your froggie and the box!

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  5. It always pays to think twice before opening just any box. Unlike the point of Robert Frost’s famous poems, certain roads are best never taken, and certain things are best hidden beyond a wall.

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  7. I think they should have paid attention to the signs — only instead of “Baby On Board,” this one says, “Ex-husband in trunk.” Would make a nice sequel. Of course, finding Judge Crater or Jimmy Hoffa might be a little much.

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  8. Mmmmm …. curiosity can be dangerous. I was always curious as a child. My mom would say over and over that one day I’d pay for all those dangers. Stopped my curiousity quickly.
    I thought of Pandora’s box the minute I saw the pick. But, I went in a different direction. Nice take on the prompt …. 🀩
    Isadora 😎

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  9. Q

    I’ve never felt that rush of anxiety that is supposed to come with opening the dubious Pandora’s box. But of course, I also walk under ladders, love black cats and find the number thirteen to be lucky. So, mayhaps I’m the wrong person to be chiming in on this one.

    I just wonder how it became a box over time. It was originally a jar, set loose to learn someone a lesson, because those Gods, they always had to be teaching someone a lesson. God complex and all, I guess.

    On the positive side of the ledger, there was hope to be had inside that jar as well. Sooooo, there was some light to go with that darkness.

    As for as using a fridge to get this prompt nailed? THAT takes some imagination. πŸ™‚


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