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A Box of Secrets

December 27, 2012
By GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine


A box of secrets lies buried on an old abandoned island that’s long forgotten. It is locked away with a heavy chain and the insides are unknown, for the pirates who put it there were lost at sea.

A box of secrets lies hidden in the pyramids. The sands of the past have kept it over the centuries and will guard it for eternity. The pharaoh who placed the objects in the box has kept the riddles nameless in the wrappings of a mummy.

A box of secrets is kept deep inside of a ruined house. Down in the basement a little girl-the age of six-slid it under the old furnace and left it. Now she is fading away, mind elsewhere, in a nursing home.

A box of secrets dwells far down inside of me. The mysteries that are in it are slowly being found. I’m the only one with a key; I’m the only one who can open it. Soon, my box of secrets will be gone.



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on Feb. 19 2015 at 8:34 pm
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Really cool, great story!

on Aug. 2 2013 at 10:02 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thanks! ;)

on Aug. 1 2013 at 1:19 pm
Cutey-Beauty SILVER, Ulaanbaator, Other
6 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
Soli Deo Gloria.

Wow. This is breathtaking. Amazing work. KEEP WRITING! :D

on Jul. 24 2013 at 12:03 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thank you! I'm glad it got you thinking. :)

on Jul. 24 2013 at 12:01 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thanks for reading! :)

on Jul. 24 2013 at 11:58 am
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thanks! I'm glad you did.

on Jul. 24 2013 at 11:57 am
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Awww, thank you. :)

on Jul. 24 2013 at 11:57 am
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

I'll have to work on that. Thanks for reading though!

on Jul. 24 2013 at 11:56 am
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

Thanks!!     

on May. 22 2013 at 8:11 am
E.J.Mathews GOLD, International Falls, Minnesota
19 articles 2 photos 145 comments
Awesome! Very thought provoking, and a very good read. Excellent work.

on Feb. 18 2013 at 7:14 pm
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
3 articles 0 photos 182 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The unprepared rebel dies in the fire."
~unknown

Good job, very interesting. I really liked it, espesily the part where only the narator can open their box.

on Jan. 25 2013 at 3:13 pm
In_Love_with_Writing GOLD, Easton, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 389 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

Nice job. I liked it :)

Sarah1517 GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2013 at 6:09 pm
Sarah1517 GOLD, Vashon, Washington
18 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
We never really grow up. We only learn how to act in public.

Love it. The last bit especially. Very nicely put together with a bang to end it!  

on Jan. 17 2013 at 9:12 pm
Emma-Riley PLATINUM, No, Other
44 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Take my hand i give it to you, now you own me all i am, you said you would never leave me, i believe you, i believe..."
-Flyleaf

this is great! i love being able to picture what i'm reading while i read it, kind of like a miniture movie in my mind if you know what i mean, and i could picture this perfectly! good job!

on Jan. 17 2013 at 6:40 pm
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

This is really wonderful! I loved how you used all of these famous yet hidden locations. This piece really makes the reader think deeper about things. It's a great idea.

IMSteel BRONZE said...
on Jan. 10 2013 at 6:21 pm
IMSteel BRONZE, Wallhala, South Carolina
2 articles 0 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Learn from Yesterday, live for Today, hope for Tomorrow" - Albert Einstein

"Brevity is the Soul of Wit" - The Which

You have a talent for imagery, idea, and your wording is pretty good, only lacking a tightening of the language to keep the reading flowing.  Great job!

on Jan. 9 2013 at 6:08 pm
Apollo77 PLATINUM, Brunswick, Ohio
20 articles 0 photos 103 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
"Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you."
-Ernest Hemingway

cool. I like the whole repetition thing going on...I have to say that maybe it's too philosophical for me to understand, but that's good don't worry!