Let us see what we can do with: the box.
Just to warn you of what's coming, I unintentionally ended up with a connection between today's, tomorrow's, and Friday's prompts. What I started today just didn't want to be left alone, I guess. Consider it sort of a themed three days, if you will.
The Canucks managed to stave off elimination tonight with a big win. So they're heading back to Vancouver, down 3 games to 1, but still alive and kicking.
And the drama continues...
Over the course of three days, identical metal boxes were delivered to every home in the village. A brief note accompanied each package, informing the recipients that the box would unlock when the electronic countdown affixed to its side reached zero.
It didn't take long for the entire village to discover that zero hour was the same for everyone: Monday morning at eight o'clock.
Several homes tried to get a sneak peak, bringing hammers, drills, crowbars, and, in one case, explosives to bear. None were successful.
As the moment edged nearer, tensions and questions increased. Who had sent them? Why had their village been chosen? Was it a lottery of some sort? A contest?
Of course one was put forth most often, threatening to drown out the rest.