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Posted 6/17/10 , edited 7/27/10
Post Office

After a long, hard day at his uninteresting job, Miller stopped by his P.O. Box in the post office on his way home. He trudges to his box and starts flipping through his keys methodically; in other words, slowly. While searching for the key, a man steps up beside him, humming some gleeful tune and opens a box almost uncomfortably close to Miller’s. This man begins whistling the tune as he bends over, buttocks in the air, to peek into the waist-high box. Then he snuck a secretive glance at Miller. He suddenly jumped up and offered his hand to Miller.

Man: Why hello there! Didn’t see you there! I see you’ve got some keys there! What shall I call you? How are you? Have you got the time?

Miller: (Shocked by this strange outburst, Miller couldn’t help holding his hand out weakly) Err… Miller. And I’m… fine, I suppose… Er… just a quarter past five?

Man: (releases a relieved breathe of air) Good I thought it was too early. Hold on just a might, will ya? Thankee to you, pal!

The man bent over again and reached into the box and pulled out a little package.

Man: (hands the package to Miller) Hold this, will you? Thanks, mate!

The man bent back down and reached deep into the box. So deep, in fact, that Miller quite believed his arm must be reaching out the back. That was when Miller heard a small repetitive sound in the box.

Miller: (With some amount of shock) Is this box ticking?

Man: Absolutely not. Pay no heed, please.

Suddenly, the man seemed to be pulled violently from inside the box and struggled for a second before pulling his arm out and landing on his rear. In his hand was a rolled up piece of parchment paper. He suddenly leapt up, reached in again, pulled out a little golden ball then slammed the box shut. He then brushed himself off and calmly took back the ticking package and crammed all three items into his oversized pockets. Without a word, he started to walk away.

Man: (Stops silently, and without turning around, says in a level voice) I thought I might let you know. That’s not my P.O. Box.

(This is an ending to the story. continue for the alternate ending)

The man left without another word. Almost immediately, a business man strode up to Miller, followed by his wife. He stepped up to the box and opened it; the same one the strange man had just opened.

Business Man: What? No mail? I swear, this post office hoards mail sometimes.

Wife: Don’t worry, dear, I’m sure you’ll get lots of mail tomorrow.

Business Man: (Already walking away) Well I better.

Miller: (standing there, watching, decides to finally speak up) Um, sir?

Business Man: What? What is it? Speak up, man, I haven’t all day!

Miller: Uh, well… never mind, sir, my mistake.

The business man and his wife strode off, the husband grumbling about idiots hanging around in post offices and the idiots working in post offices. Miller turned back to his box life seeming somewhat duller than before. Grayer. He finally found his key and opened the box. He pulled out the envelopes inside and began shuffling though them.

Miller: Bill. Bill. Bill. Junk mail….

He glanced back at that strange box then pulled out an envelope from his pocket. It’s one that he’d wanted to give to his boss for a long time but never had the guts to do. He had a family to take care of. He had car payments. He had bills to pay. He had… a really crappy job. He grinned at the box as he shut his own. He stuffed his mail into his normal sized pockets then walked to the blue mail box, stuck a stamp to the envelope and dropped it in.

Miller: (chuckle) Letter of resignation!
Posted 6/18/10
i thought FOR SURE the end would end with a ... BOOM ¦D

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Posted 6/18/10
pretty good stuff. ominous man that.....man is XD any continuation for this, if you are gonna write some more stuff Bob?
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Posted 6/18/10
Naw

this is complete

i wrote it while i was tired so i dunno how good the quality is or if it could be better but i had fun writing so that's what matters

i do wonder what that man is up to though

might need some further thought plus inspiration
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Posted 6/25/10
ah I see, well for something as short as it may be.

it was still really good to read. gets people wanting to know more though XD
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Posted 7/12/10
hey guys i was wondering if i should end the story when the Man leaves while saying its not his box


what do you guys think?

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Posted 7/28/10
ITHINK.
YOUSHOULDWRITEASEQUEL!
OHWAIT...
YOU ALREADY DID ;D
*goes off to read it*
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Posted 7/29/10
Nice job Bob Its exactly what I needed for a script *cheek kiss*
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Posted 7/29/10
Thankee very muchly!

*hugs*

so i'm guessing it's good?

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