Ashok and his friends were walking on the beach, when they saw the box,
“Look at the orange colored container.”
“Logo of a flying lion!” noted Ashok, “Must be an emblem of some secret society! “
“I wonder, if it is a bomb!” commented Shyamal.
“Who would plant a bomb on a beach?” said Ajay, “this must have drifted with tide.”
“ It would not sit upright if drifted in with waves, would it? Genius!”
“Look there is a handle, why not yank it open?”
“Bomb or no bomb, I don’t want to mess with this box;”
“Better we inform the police?”
A small crowd has gathered by then. Everyone was having fun speculating and taking picture.
A little boy came running. “Dad it is still there, where I left it last evening. Our ice box”.
“I told you it is nothing. Unnecessary created panic and made us a laughing stock.”
Word Count: 150
Competition No. 186
This little piece of fiction was inspired by the weekly prompt challenge of 8th Oct, 2018 hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks for reading! Other entries on the topic can be found here.