Crimson’s Creative Challenge #73

Great-great-grandfather came from Ireland, moved to America, bought several acres of land, and farmed it, all except for a clump of trees.

His most treasured possession was a large box, which he placed in his forest. Every day, just after dinner, no matter the weather, he walked across the fields to visit his box.

For his hundredth birthday, there was a family dinner. He spoke to each, hugged them, kissed them on the cheek, and said he loved them.

Next morning, he was gone.

They found him sitting with his box. They buried him next to it.

I wanted to leave the farm, see the world, find love, and make my fortune.

I saw the world. Found love. Made my fortune. Lost them. But there’s no place like home.

I bought the farm.

To this day, as far as I know, no one has looked inside the box, until now.


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What’s inside the box?

I don’t know.

You tell me.

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